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Get outside and enjoy the changing seasons

It always seems to happen overnight here in the Western Mountains of Maine. One day we are wearing shorts and jumping in the river and the next we are searching for our base layers and drinking pumpkin spiced beer…

A relaxing paddle on the North Branch of the Dead River

The seasons are changing here in Northern Franklin County and the weather is getting cooler. This is a great time to get out in the canoes and kayaks. With the upcoming foliage the lower part of the North Branch of the Dead River in Eustis is a great paddle for all abilities, including kids. Lots […]

Appalachian Trail 75th Celebration at Sugarloaf

Some highlights and words from the Appalachian Trail conservancy’s executive director on August 18th. The 75th anniversary celebration of the completion of the Appalachian Trail, held at Sugarloaf was a great success. The trail runs right through the western mountains of Maine and there are tons of spots to take advantage of the trail. Folks from […]

2012 Kingfield Pops

The Kingfield POPs is an annual event which happens on the last weekend of June. Showcasing the town of Kingfield and the talented musicians, artists and artisans of the Maine High Peaks Region. 2012 was the 10th anniversary of the Kingfield Pops. In celebration they contracted Noel Paul Stooky (of Peter, Paul & Mary fame) […]

The final link in the Appalachian Trail was in our backyard & completed on Aug. 14, 1937

On Saturday Aug. 18, there will be a celebration of the anniversary of the last link of the Appalachian Trail’s completion on Aug. 14, 1937, which occured between Sugarloaf & Spaulding Mtn. in the western mountains of Maine. Go to www.matc.org for full details on the day’s events, & plan to be here to help […]

Australian Snowmakers at Sugarloaf in 1989: First Women Ever to Join the Crew!

Theresa & Lisa Scheimer were the first women to be Snowmakers at Sugarloaf, as part of a crew of six who came from Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains, at a time when Maine’s unemployment was low, & the head of the crew was part of the new computerization of the snowmaking system…. a concept that […]

Maine Sports Commissioner speaks at ME. Lakes & Mtns. Tourism meeting July 24

Kerry Hoey met with the various representatives from the Lakes & Mountains Region to talk about Sports Tourism  & what the State is doing to inventory the many options for tourists to enjoy when they visit Maine. In our region alone, the list of fun things to do that will keep you fit continues to need […]

Sugarloaf's Zipline: Winter or Summer, Fun Flying thru the Trees & Over the Brook!

Weekend summer action at the Mountain includes scenic chairlift rides & the exciting zipline, right through fall foliage season. Tours last for roughly one hour, & feature five different lines up to 260 feet in length, with riders reaching top speeds of nearly 25 miles per hour. Minimum Height: at least three feet tall, all riders must be at […]

Kingfield 10K

Though this event no longer happens, the Kingfield 10 K which Sugarloaf ran through the 1980s & ’90s, was a popular race run by many locals in addition to serious runners from away. The favorable terrain, clean air & enormous support from the cheering spectators along the town’s streets, made the 10 K a big […]

Untamed New England hits Carrabassett Valley

June 19th thru the 24th saw adventure racers from around the globe navigating their way through the Sugarloaf region. Untamed New England is a four day non stop race consisting of mountain biking, orienteering, packrafting, padding, ropes, trekking, whitewater rafting and wilderness navigation. Known as “more an adventure than a race”.  Race headquarters were at the Sugarloaf Outdoor […]