Do you enjoy watching wildlife? We've seen bald eagles, moose, bears, porcupines, snapping turtles, lynx, barred owls, Herons, beavers, mink, otters, and Common Loons, to name a few.
March is Maine Maple Sunday. Visit a sugar shack and watch maple syrup being made.
The fishing is great in Spring and Summer (and in Winter for hardy souls who enjoy ice fishing). You can catch land-locked salmon, white perch, small- and large-mouth bass, and several varieites of trout in our many nearby lakes, ponds, streams and rivers.
Kayak our many lakes and ponds in the Summer.
The swimming is fantastic at nearby Kewaydin Lake, with water so clean and clear you can see the bottom clearly at 10' depths.
Summer also means blueberry picking and camping under the stars.
The hiking is fantastic in Summer and Fall. Explore the White Mountains, especially nearby Evans Notch and the Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness. Or walk the trails created by several trail associations , conservation groups, or the Appalachian Mountain Trail for beginner through advanced levels.
Prefer motorized transport? There are ATV trails and snowmobile trails - - unless you'd prefer dogsledding, practically at our doorstep.
Enjoy rockhounding? Find amethyst, beryl, feldspar, mica, and tourmaline and have fun exploring abandoned mines.
Autumn brings leaf peeping, pumpkin patches, apple cider making, and the Fryeburg Fair.
There's plenty of skiing and snowboarding nearby: at least 10 different ski resorts within 20 minutes' - 80 minutes' drive, both cross-country and alpine. Or take the slow route and go snowshoeing.
Like the theater? There are summer playhouses in No. Conway, Harrison, Tamworth, and Intervale. There are movie theatres in Bridgton and North Conway. And a concert hall with renowned folk, rock, and world artists is in Brownfield.
Shopping? There are big box stores in No. Conway and Oxford. And outlet stores in tax-free No. Conway, New Hampshire. Plus loads of organic farms for locally grown produce, fresh eggs, maple syrup, and honey. And quaint diners with huge portions of wholesome home-cooked food, country stores, general stores, and old-fashioned hardware stores.
And don't forget family & friends. They will love to come visit, and will walk away envious that you are living in Maine, because it's "The Way Life Should Be."
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Four Seasons of things To do.
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