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Most years, Portland is still a Winter Wonderland in early March.
Even if it is hovering above freezing in the City, the surrounding area is full of opportunities to snowshoe, cross-country and alpine ski, and snowboard.
Here is a list of some of our favorite places to enjoy the outdoors in winter.
Snow Shoeing and Cross Country Skiing
Pineland Farms: About 20 miles north of Portland (I-295) in New Gloucester, Maine is a 5,000 acre working farm with nearly 20 miles of trails to cross country ski or snow shoe.
Hours: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Ski and Snowshoe rentals are available
Bradbury Mountain: About 20 miles north of Portland (I-295) just outside of Freeport, Maine is a fantastic state park with miles of trails suitable for hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
Hours: 9:00 am to Sunset
No onsite gear rentals
Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding
Lost Valley: Approximately 45 miles North on I-95
Shawnee Peak: Approximately 45 miles north on Maine Route 202
Sunday River: Approximately 80 miles north on Maine Route 26N
Portland Head Light: Visit this iconic lighthouse on the rocky shore over looking Casco Bay. Only 4.5 miles away in the town of Cape Elizabeth.
LL Bean Flagship Store: 20 miles north of Portland in the town of Freeport is the Flagship store for the world famous LL Bean clothing and outdoor gear retailer. Should the urge to shop grip you in the middle of the night, the flagship store is never closed.
Cultural Activities (Museums & Libations)
Portland Museum of Art
Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays: 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Third Thursdays: 10:00 am-8:00 pm; Fridays: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Maine Historical Society
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Portland Science Center
Hours: Monday to Thursday 10:00 am-7:00 pm; Friday to Saturday 10:00 am-8:00 pm; Sunday 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Museum of African Culture
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10:30 am-4:00 pm; Saturday 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Oxbow Brewing Blending and Bottling (MEETING SPONSOR)
Hours: Sunday to Thursday 12:00 pm-9:00 pm; Friday & Saturday 12:00 pm-11:00pm
Rising Tide Brewery
Hours: Monday to Saturday 12:00 pm-9:00 pm
Allagash Brewing Company
Hours: Monday, Wednesday to Saurday 10:00 am-7:00 pm; Tuesday 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Shipyard Brewing Company
Hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00 am- 5:00 pm; Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm