Events

The following events were available to us at presstime, but may be subject to change. We encourage you to verify all events before attending to confirm that they are taking place, and for current guidelines.
All area codes are 207, unless otherwise listed.

January 

1 Carter’s Last Stand. 35th annual event. Come ring in the New Year at Carter’s with a nordic ski or snowshoe! Log your kilometers with Strava & post to social media with our specific tags and be entered to win a raffle prize. Also log the most KM on our trails that day and win a prize! Prizes will be given to top 3 finishers! Carter’s XC Ski Center, 786 Intervale Road, Bethel. 10am to 4pm. FMI 824-3880, www.cartersxcski.com

6 Wednesday Snowshoe Waddle. Virgil Parris Forest – Packard Trail, Buckfield. 10am. FMI Western Foothills Land Trust, 739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org

7 Annual Meeting. Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. Venue TBD. FMI 892-8265,
www.SebagoLakesChamber.com 

10 National Winter Trails Day. As part of the celebration of National Winter Trails Day, we are offering FREE rentals and trail passes to beginners 1-4pm. Carter’s XC Ski Center, 786 Intervale Road, Bethel. FMI 824-3880, www.cartersxcski.com

16 X-C Ski Clinic. Roberts Farm Preserve, Norway. 11am-noon. FMI Western Foothills Land Trust, 739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org

20 Wednesday Snowshoe Waddle. Noyes Mountain, Greenwood. 10am. FMI Western Foothills Land Trust, 739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org

21-23 Rangeley SNODEO. Classic Maine winter celebration. A full schedule of snowmobile events including Rock Maple X Country Races, and Tame The Track Vintage Racing. Sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club. All day events in and around Rangeley and Oquossoc.
FMI www.rangeleysnowmobile.com

23 Skijor Clinic. Roberts Farm Preserve, Norway. 11am-1pm. FMI Western Foothills Land Trust,
739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org

24 Wooden Ski Day. Free trail pass for folks on wooden skis. Also dig out your vintage or retro Nordic ski clothing and get in the spirit of celebrating the history of Nordic Skiing. Prizes will be given to 3 winners based on the following categories: Most Old-Timey, Traditional Nordic Ski Wear, and Retro Ski Wear. Green Ice Wax Co. will give a free wax demo of its 100% biodegradable product and teach you how to wax your skis. 9am-4pm. Carter’s XC Ski Center, 786 Intervale Road, Bethel. FMI 824-3880, www.cartersxcski.com

28 Full Moon Rise Snowshoe. Hawk Mountain Preserve, Waterford. 4-5:30pm. FMI Western Foothills Land Trust, 739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org

29 Endurance XC Ski. Roberts Farm Preserve, Norway. 9am-3pm. FMI Western Foothills Land Trust, 739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org

30 Sugarloaf Charity Summit. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. FMI 441-1210, www.sugarloafcharitysummit.org

31 6th Annual Fat-Tire Bike Loppet. 10am. Rangeley Lakes Trails Center, 524 Saddleback Mountain Road. FMI 864-4309, www.rangeleylakestrailscenter.org

February 

6 Family Sledding. Shepard’s Farm Preserve, Norway. 11am-1pm. FMI Western Foothills Land Trust, 739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org

6-7 Pond Hockey Festival. Haley Pond, Rangeley. All day. FMI 805-722-9172 

10 Wednesday Snowshoe Waddle. Shepard’s Farm Preserve, Norway. 10am. FMI Western Foothills Land Trust, 739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org

11-13 Polar Blast. Held in the Villages of Eustis and Stratton. Winter wonderland surrounded by rugged mountains, just minutes from Sugarloaf. Snowmobile on over 150 miles of groomed trails. Don’t miss the game night, silent auction, bonfire, cardboard slide, fireworks, karaoke, breakfast, bake/yard sale, chili-chowder-stew contest, radar runs, more. FMI www.arnoldtrailsnowmobileclub.com

13 World Record Snowmobile Ride. Benefits Cystic Fibrosis. 11am. Bald Mountain Camps,
Mooselookmeguntic Lake. FMI 864-3671

13 Norway Snowshoe Festival. Roberts Farm Preserve, Norway.10am-2pm. FMI Western Foothills Land Trust, 739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org

13 Spaghetti Supper. 5-7pm. Church of the Good Shepherd. 2614 Main Street, Rangeley.
FMI 864-5529

13-21 Family Scavenger Hunt – Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Ski or snowshoe and hunt on our trails with a chance to win prizes! 9am-4pm at Carter’s XC Ski Center, 786 Intervale Road, Bethel. FMI 824-3880, www.cartersxcski.com

14 Fat Bike Rally. Roberts Farm Preserve, Norway. 11am. FMI Western Foothills Land Trust,
739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org

14 Winterpaloozah! Winter fun for the whole family on Haley Pond, Rangeley. 10am-3pm.
FMI 864-2771

20-21 Sebago Lake & Cumberland County Ice Fishing Derby. 20th annual event. FMI www.IceFishingDerby.com 

21 Skijor Clinic. Roberts Farm Preserve, Norway. 11am. FMI Western Foothills Land Trust,
739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org

22-26 February Vacation Week. Sugarloaf. Details TBA. FMI 800-843-5623, www.sugarloaf.com

24 Wednesday Snowshoe Waddle. Hawk Mountain Preserve, Waterford. 10am. FMI Western Foothills Land Trust, 739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org

27 Full Moon Guided Ski or Snowshoe Tour. 5-9pm. Carter’s XC Ski Center, 786 Intervale Road, Bethel. Join us for a full moon guided tour of Farwell Mountain with either skis or snowshoes. Rentals available. There will be a bonfire after with hot cocoa. FMI 824-3880, www.cartersxcski.com

27 Full Moon Snowshoe. Noyes Mountain Preserve, Greenwood. 5pm. FMI Western Foothills Land Trust, 739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org

27 Ice Harvesting. And President’s Day Celebration. Washburn-Norlands Living History Center. 290 Norlands Road, Livermore. 11am-4pm. FMI and visitor guidelines, 897-4366, www.norlands.org

March 

3 Wednesday Snowshoe Waddle. Roberts Farm Preserve, Norway. 10am. FMI Western Foothills Land Trust, 739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org

6 Rangeley Lakes Loppet. 26th Annual Legendary event. 8:30am. Rangeley Lakes Trails Center, 524 Saddleback Mountain Road. FMI 864-4309

6 Kids Ice Fishing Derby. Sebago Lake Rotary. FMI www.IceFishingDerby.com

14 Moose Dash Snowshoe Race. 8th Annual event. 10:30am. Rangeley Lakes Trails Center, 524 Saddleback Mountain Road. FMI 864-4309

17 Wednesday Snowshoe Waddle. Twin Bridges Preserve, Harrison. 10am. FMI Western Foothills Land Trust, 739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org

20 Vernal Equinox Snowshoe/hike. Hawk Mountain Preserve, Waterford. 10am. FMI Western Foothills Land Trust, 739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org

21 BBB. Bike, Burger & Brownies Social. 9am-4pm. Carter’s XC Ski Center, 786 Intervale Road, Bethel. $25 includes a trail pass, a local grass-fed beef burger from Middle Intervale Farm, baked beans, a homemade brownie, and a fat bike demo! FMI 824-3880, www.cartersxcski.com

21 Banked Slalom Race. Sugarloaf. Details TBA. FMI 800-843-5623, www.sugarloaf.com

28 Maine Maple Sunday. Long-standing tradition where Maine’s Maple producers open their doors to their sweet operations for a day of educational demonstrations, Sugarbush tours, fun family activities and samplings of syrup and other great maple products. Happening statewide in honor of Maine’s official sweetener. FMI www.mainemapleproducers.com

April 

10-11 Haggler’s Weekend. Barn on 26 Antiques. Have some fun and get great deals on wonderful antiques and collectibles. 9am-5pm. You make the first move – make your best offer on any item over $10. If we can accept, we will. We reserve the right to refuse or counter offer, but all reasonable offers will be considered. Be prepared to pay IN FULL with cash (best deal), check, charge. Shipping/delivery arrangements can be made later. Offer in person, by phone, or email on these 2 days ONLY! 361 Shaker Road, Route 26, Gray. FMI 657-3470, www.barnon26.com

17 East Coast Pond Skimming Championship. Ready, set, skim! Grab your snorkel and hit the landing for some serious splashing at Sugarloaf. FMI 800-843-5623, www.sugarloaf.com

24 Best Dog on Earth Day. 5th Annual event. A Celebration of Dogs and Earth Day. 10am. Start and finish at the Hatchery Brook Preserve Trail, Rangeley. FMI 864-5571, www.rangeleymaine.com

May 

7-9 Wildflower Celebration. McLaughlin Garden and Homestead opens for the season. 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

16 Sugarloaf Marathon. 39th Annual event. Carrabassett Valley. FMI 237-2000,
www.sugarloaf.com

28-31 Lilac Festival. McLaughlin Garden and Homestead. 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

30 Rangeley RuKaBi. Running, kayaking and biking race at the Rangeley Town Park. 10am.
FMI 864-5571, 864-3055