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Enjoy Recreational Activities & Sports in Maine
From golfing to skiing, you can enjoy a variety of recreational and sporting activities around Maine throughout the year. Many travelers make their way to Maine every year to play a few rounds of golf at some of the country’s most beautiful and challenging golf courses. Several ski resorts and ski areas bring visitors to Maine during the winter months, a few perfect destinations to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and other outdoor activities when the snow starts falling.
You’ll find dozens of golf courses across the state that cater to all skill levels. Whether you’re visiting Augusta or Brunswick, be sure to bring your clubs for a day at the golf course. Natanis Golf Course in Augusta is a public 36-hole golf course across from Webber Pond and is one of the most popular golfing destinations in the region. The Sugarloaf Ski & Golf Resort is a popular year-round destination near Waterville and has been rated the number one golf course by Golf Digest.
You can enjoy a variety of unique features and beautiful landscaping at Belgrades Lakes Golf Club in the town of Belgrade Lake. It’s designed for golfers of all skill levels and is home to the Great Pond and Long Pond.
When you find yourself in Bar Harbor on Maine’s coast, head to the Kebo Valley Golf Club. This golf club opened in 1888 and is one of the oldest golf courses in the state. It was designed by Herbert C. Leeds and is just minutes from Bar Harbor. In Orono, the Penobscot Valley Golf Course is a must-visit destination. Located just a short drive from Bangor, the par-72 course is another one of the most popular courses in the state.
In Freeport, you’ll want to make your way to the Toddy Brook Golf Course. The 18-hole course plays to a par of 71 and is a popular destination for golfers during the spring and summer months. Sable Oaks Golf Club in South Portland is easily accessible from Interstate 95, a par-70 course that will take you through some of the forests of Maine. The Ledges Golf Club is one of southwestern Maine’s top golf courses and has a driving range along with an 18-hole golf course.
If you’re in the mood for skiing and snowboarding activities around Maine, don’t miss the chance to explore some of the top ski areas in Maine. Several destinations, including Camden Snow Bowl, Shawnee Peak, and Baker Mountain have become a premier destination for New England’s ski season. Make your way to the Hermon Mountain Ski Area in southern Maine for your next ski adventure. This area is where you’ll find ski trails including Cloud Nine and Lazy Lane. You can also enjoy some night skiing, snow tubing, and snowboarding activities in the Greater Bangor Ski Area.
Settle in around the Lost Valley Ski Area in Auburn, about 24 miles north of Freeport, for some of the longest ski runs and vertical drops. This area features cross-country ski trails, two ski lifts, and a terrain park. The Powderhouse Hill Ski Area in South Berwick is located about 11 miles northwest of York and about an hour from Portland. It reaches a top elevation of 240 feet and has three runs serviced by a single lift. The Sugarloaf Ski and Golf Resort in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, is about an hour and a half from Waterville. It’s right on Sugarloaf Mountain and features more than 54 miles of combined trails. head here during the warmer months to enjoy a few rounds of golf. The golf course here has been named the best golf course in the state, an 18-hole course set in lush woods and hills.
Whether you’re visiting Maine during the summer or winter months, you’ll find a wealth of sports activities to enjoy across the state. Explore some of the area’s top golf courses and ski areas to make the most of your visit.