Top 5 Midcoast Maine Winter Activities
As winter fast approaches, unbox L.L.Bean boots, dust off cross-country skis, and start scheming snowy adventures. This year we extended our season through Jan 2020 offering off-season discounted rates perfect for a winter getaway greeted by a warm beverage and giddy goats.

As winter fast approaches, unbox L.L.Bean boots, dust off cross-country skis, and start scheming snowy adventures. This year we extended our season through Jan 2020 offering off-season discounted rates perfect for a winter getaway greeted by a warm beverage and giddy goats.

Get inspired to plan your trip! We’ve selected our Top 5 favorite Midcoast Maine winter activities just for you! Enjoy our local's guide and embrace snowflakes and fun all within driving distance to Squire Tarbox Inn.

Images Courtesy of Meredith Brockington

1. Downhill Skiing at Camden Snow Bowl

The Snow Bowl has that friendly small-town feel, and with nearly 1,000 feet of vertical elevation and more than 20 recently expanded runs, its pretty impressive as a seacoast ski resort. Nestled among picturesque harbors, charming inns and award-winning restaurants, it is also the only ski area on the East Coast with ocean views.

2. Local Snowshoeing & Cross-Country Skiing

There are no shortage of cross-country ski trails within a short drive from the inn. Find more trails at Maine Trail Finder

Grigg’s Preserve Edgecomb, ME - 1.5 miles, Easy/Moderate

Marsh River Preserve Edgecomb, ME - 0.9 miles, Easy

Singing Meadows Preserve Boothbay Harbor, ME - 0.6 miles, Easy

Bass Falls Preserve Edgecomb, ME - 2.5 miles, Easy/Moderate

Hidden Valley Nature Center - 18 miles, Easy/Moderate/Advanced

3. Cross-Country Skiing Day Trips

Reid State Park - 3.5 miles, Easy

Wolf’s Neck Woods State Park - Freeport, ME

4. Gardens Aglow

Join Costal Maine Botanical Gardens to experience the brilliance of New England’s biggest and brightest light display! With over 650,000 lights, witness the transformation of our central gardens into an extravaganza of festive lights in a dramatic display of brilliant color. This year, we’re taking our dramatic display to new heights, incorporating—for the first time—our magnificent sculpture exhibit, Unearthed, by artist Steve Tobin. November 14-December 31, 2019, Thursday-Sunday, 4-9 p.m. Open Daily December 19-31. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.

5. Craft Beer, Meat, and Vinyl

Check out the Oxbow Brewing Company a rural farmhouse brewery nestled in the woods of Newcastle, Maine. Taste their craft beers on draft and bottles while grooving to records and tasting locally roasted meats. Check out more local spots near the inn!

Michelle
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Michelle

Michelle is a co-owner of the Squire Tarbox and has been an executive in the chemical industry in Houston for the past 30 years. A native of New Orleans, her motto is "Laissez les bon temps rouler"...let the good times roll!
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We were there for just a couple of days, but from what we saw it gets top rating. From the moment you drive in you know you are at a peaceful retreat away from everything. The place was beautifully decorated and had the farmhouse charm.
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