There’s no shortage of outdoor activities to enjoy across the State of Maine and you’ll find a variety of things to do at ski resorts, golf courses, recreational areas, and parks throughout the year. Whether you’re in the mood for a few rounds of golf or want to head off on an outdoor adventure, enjoy all that Maine has to offer with a tour of some of the region’s top sites.
Many visitors head to Maine just for golfing opportunities. You’ll find several challenging courses and scenic grounds to practice your swing from South Portland to Waterville. When you’re in Augusta, don’t miss the chance to go golfing at Natanis Golf Course. Waterville is home to the Sugarloaf Ski and Golf Resort, a popular year-round destination that boasts 18 impressive holes playing to a par of 72.
Enjoy the natural scenery and breathtaking landscape around the foothills of Acadia National Park at the Kebo Valley Golf Club. It’s one of the oldest golf courses in the state and caters to golfers of all skill levels. Freeport, Brunswick and York are some other premier destinations for golfing enthusiasts.
The Pine Tree State is also a prime destination for skiers and offers several skiing and snow sport activities during the winter months. Popular ski areas include Baker Mountain, the greater Bangor Ski Area, the Camden Snow Bowl and Shawnee Peak. The Greater Bangor Ski Area has six different trails and is also a popular destination for nighttime skiing. Head here to take skiing or snowboarding lessons. Don’t miss the chance to ski at the Lost Valley Ski Area in the city of Auburn. It boasts 45 skiable acres, 15 runs, and two lifts. This is the place to go cross-country skiing and enjoy a variety of challenging ski adventures.
Beginner skiers will fare well at the Powderhouse Hill Ski Area in York, about an hour from Portland. This ski area was established in 1939 and has since become a popular skiing destination for locals and visitors alike. Go sledding or ice skating if skiing isn’t your thing and be sure to enjoy some warm drinks and snacks at the lodge at the bottom of the hill.
Since Maine sits at the top of the northern part of New England, it’s the perfect destination for fall peeping tours. Head here during the fall months to enjoy amazing views of the foliage from the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory located in Bangor. A trip to Acadia National Park is a must-do activity during the cooler months because this is where you’ll see the full range of orange and brown leaves. Go hiking or biking for an afternoon to take in the autumnal foliage and serene settings.
Whether you’re visiting Maine during the early spring or late fall months, you’ll find a wealth of interesting things to do across the state year-round. Stay at a Best Western Maine hotel for easy access to national parks, ski areas, and golf courses to make the most of your visit.