Embrace Winter's Magic: Exciting Activities in Maine During the Winter


Known for stunningly beautiful coastlines, national parks, and millions of acres of forestland, Maine is the ideal place to enjoy outdoor activities. The Pinecone State is also known for cold and snowy winters, but winter weather doesn't have to bring outdoor activities to a halt. In fact, the Lakes Region, including Bridgton, Maine, is a wonderful place to embrace winter's magic. Get the most from your winter vacation with these Maine winter activities while booking a stay with Greenwood Manor Inn.

Enjoy a Sleigh Ride at High View Farm

Dashing through the snow in a horse-drawn sleigh isn't an activity restricted for Christmastime. High View Farm in Harrison, Maine, offers 147 acres of meadows and woods, perfect for a winter sleigh ride. Enjoy the crisp air and the sound of jingling bells as a team of Belgian draft horses pull your sleigh around the farm's snowy grounds to explore Maine's natural beauty. Large sleighs that seat up to 12 people are wonderful for establishing a winter family tradition while a smaller sleigh is available for a more intimate experience. Sleigh rides last 40 minutes and can even include a campfire gathering to enjoy hot cocoa and marshmallows.

Family Fun at Shawnee Peak

Shawnee Peak (now officially named Pleasant Mountain) was Maine's first ski area and has expanded into one of the state's most premier ski destinations. With 249 skiable acres spread across 44 ski trails and glades that are serviced by six ski lifts, the resort is ideal for all skiers of all skill levels. Nineteen trails are lit at night, offering visitors the most night skiing in New England.

Pleasant Mountain hosts a variety of events throughout the winter and features several on-slope dining options. Lessons and ski rentals are available, making it easy for vacationers to schedule an impulse activity for their winter trip. Stunning chairlift views and a relaxed family atmosphere make Shawnee Peak one of the area's most popular ski destinations.

World-Class Shopping in Freeport

Voted as a favorite shopping destination by Down East and Yankee Magazines, Freeport is home to the legendary outdoor outfitter, L.L. Bean, and an array of national shopping outlets and locally owned boutiques. Outlet stores are scattered throughout downtown, along Main Street, and grouped at the Freeport Village station. Tucked among the well-known stores, shoppers can find unique treasures at locally-owned boutiques and bargains at various thrift stores. Many shops are even dog-friendly, featuring a pawprint in the window for easy identification.

Freeport Village Station makes it easy for you to turn your shopping experience into a full-day excursion. The plaza offers free parking and is home to the Nordica Theatre and various cafes and restaurants. Whether shoppers are seeking bargains or high-end brands, shopping in Freeport is sure to satisfy.

Stay Warm and Cozy at Greenwood Manor: The Ideal Base for Winter Adventures in Maine

When you're planning a getaway to enjoy Maine winter activities, you need a home base that enhances the experience. Greenwood Manor Inn is a timeless, romantic, secluded bed and breakfast located among the beautiful lakes and mountains of Harrison, Maine and the surrounding Lakes Region. Nestled on 108 peaceful acres, the inn provides guests of all ages with ample room to explore nature, wander along the banks of Bear River, or hike wooded hillsides leading to Long Lake. There are plenty of opportunities for ice skating, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling as well. Visitors can stay entertained with lawn games or simply relax on the spacious deck and enjoy the spectacular views of nature's winter wonderland.

Indoors, the inn's seven guest rooms and two suites are decorated with antiques and offer breathtaking views of the estate's perennial gardens. Some rooms even have fireplaces for the perfect opportunity to get cozy after a day of adventures in the chilly air.

Only 40 miles west of Portland, Greenwood Manor Inn is the ideal launch spot for visitors to enjoy the best of the Pinecone State's winter activities. It is also near several other towns in the Lakes Region of Southern Maine, like Waterford and Naples, including the vibrant Naples Causeway area.
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