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Old Orchard Beach – Winter Things to Do


Maine has many choices of outdoor Winter activities and things to do that is sure to hasten the heart beat of old and young thrill seekers. 


With the recent snow storm there are snow-covered sledding hills are all over the state,  Those looking to spend more time speeding down the slopes instead of walking back up, there are many  tobogganing and tubing parks that offer quick rides up on rope tows, or even faster rides back down on your toboggan or tube. 

Snow TubingSnow Tubing and Tobogganing  

It has become very popular over the past few years five years and Southern Maine offers many options for this exciting family activity. Several ski areas have developed tubing runs Snow tubing is a fun, safe experience for the entire family. Mandatory safety equipment and a variety of trails ensure that outdoor enthusiasts young and old will enjoy their visit. And if you’re a mom or dad who doesn’t like cold weather, don’t worry some have enclosed viewing areas where you can watch the while sipping a cup of hot chocolate or coffee.  No matter where you go, you will have a fun and make sure to wear a hat, or helmet. No you don’t have to walk to the top. Grab your tube at the bottom and hold on to it while you stand up and ride the lift to the top.  The tubing season typically runs December through April. 

Snow ShoeingSnowshoeing 

 It is also a favorite winter activity in Maine. It’s an easy and inexpensive way to travel quietly in the great outdoors and get some healthy exercise. Snowshoe trails are found throughout Southern Maine at Nordic ski centers, alpine ski areas, state parks and public reserved lands. 

Cross Country Skiing 

Cross Country Skiing

On a sparkling winter day, one of the most picturesque ways to see Maine’s landscape is to venture out on cross-country skis, gliding quietly through snow covered balsam-scented forests, feeling the sun’s warmth reflecting off the snow.  Cross-country skiing is great way to exercise and a fun outing that can be enjoyed by the entire family. 

Ice Skating

Ice skating is a Maine tradition.  Enjoying this winter ritual is as easy as finding a local spot, dressing warm, lacing up your skates and gliding around the ice. Outdoor and Indoor ice skating venues are many and varied, with dozens of ponds, lakes and outdoorindoor  rinks to discover.



Enjoy best ways to see Maine’s stunning winter landscape.  Maine  is the premier snowmobiling destination in the Eastern United States, offering abundant snowfall, an extensive trail system, and the ability to ride uninterrupted from region to region.


Dog Sledding

Dog sledding or “mushing” in Maine is unique experience, that is  unique and thrilling winter adventure. Working alongside experienced mushers and Maine guides, you’ll learn how to mush a team of dogs from start to finish, from caring for the dogs and the equipment involved to harnessing and actual mushing. 

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