Once again, a million Thank Yous to Michael Thom whose film camera captured rare footage of the hang-gliding ‘festival’we had in the ’70s at a time when a couple locals were doing it regularly (as often as possible!). This event was a real draw for the locals… the Who’s Who of the region can all be seen, from our beloved Uncle Al, to the Mountain’s Real Estate agent C. Susan Mason, to Wende Frutchy (now Gray & on BOD Ski Museum of Maine) then Mountain Marketing, & lots of other familiar faces of the times!! I’m pretty sure the weather didn’t co-operate for the fliers though, which was too typical of why it never became a bigger destination for hang-gliders… the old ‘wind in the Mountains’ factor made it too rare to be good to go! It WAS cool when it was happening though!!!
“I do what I do, & I do it well, & I’ve done it for 43 years!”, says Dan Davis, owner & chef of his beautiful Kingfield home turned restaurant, serving classic continental cuisine, unchanged over the decades for the sake of consistency, because favorite delicious dishes don’t ever go out of style! Beyond ordinary, truly exceptional, open winters only so make your reservations NOW for a memorable night out! 265-5541
Kerry Audet shares with our viewers what’s happening at the latest reason to go out, the Sugarbowl, in the Valley at the site of the former Chateau des Tagues (Carrabassett Inn). Local favorite chef Pablo is assuring excellent fare from his kitchen, the bar-side bowling lanes & virtual golf out the back are fun for all ages, & we all welcome another place to meet with friends or take the family… & another great option on those cursed windy & super cold days on the Mtn. that will make this a much appreciated alternate FUN option for locals & guests alike!
The Mountain is kicking off the winter with much to offer, come up & join us on the slopes!
With trail heads at the Campbell Field parking area (recommended),or the recreational parking area behind the JV Wing Snowmobile Clubhouse in the Valley, or the Maine Huts & Trails Stratton Brook parking lot just off Rt. 27 below Bigelow Station, the Narrow Gauge Pathway offers many options and side trails for all seasons of adventures. From close to the Campbell Field parking area is a hike up to Crommett Overlook with its fabulous views; varied terrain for year round adventures, on foot or pedal power.