These pictures show the shear amount of snowfall we have had this winter here in Old Orchard Beach Maine. We still have our Christmas decorations out because they are frozen solid to the ground. Everything around the Atlantic Birches Inn is covered in snow and ice, even the Pier!
We have had so much snow, that our parking has gotten so small that we had to hire a front loader to come in and push the snow onto the lawn and back yard. This has resulted in a mountain snow that my daughter and friends climb up and slide down with their snow discs.
The town roads and highway are clear and dry, the good news is that you can still walk the seven miles of white sand beach which is a minute walk from the Inn and see the sunrise by pier surrounded by seasmoke.
Last weekend, Heidi, Alison and I went cross country skiing at Smiling Hill Farm you can Cross Country Ski throughout the farm on the logging roads and livestock paths. It was pretty cold although it was a bright, sunny day which was perfect for traveling over some hilly up-down terrains, and plenty of open field skiing and intimate trails throughout the farm. There were also plenty of people snowshoeing.
After about 2 hours skiing we decided to head for lunch at our favorite place for Chowder Gilberts Chowder House in Portland’s Old Port Area. We look forward to helping you to enjoy your stay in Maine’s Winter Wonderland. Your Innkeepers: Ray, Heidi and Alison the apprentice