Best Snowshoeing in Maine

Maine is one of the premiere winter destinations not only in New England, but in all of the United States. There are countless trails to explore on a snowshoeing adventure in this state, but check out some of our recommendations below to find the best snowshoeing in Maine.

Best Snowshoeing Near Portland, Maine – Southern Maine Region

Gisland Farm Center of the Maine Audobon Society – Falmouth, ME

  • 2.5 miles of gentle rolling trails through meadows, woods, or along the Presumpscot River estuary

Fogg Farm – Freeport, ME

  • Free L.L. Bean Guided Snowshoe Outing

Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park – Freeport, ME

  • 5 minute drive from downtown Freeport

Pineland Farms – New Gloucester, ME

  • Offers seasonal and daily snowshoe rentals and trail passes
  • Ice skating, sledding, and cross-country skiing also offered

Best Snowshoeing Near Bethel, Maine – Maine Lakes and Mountains Region

Bethel Village Trails – Bethel, ME

  • Nordic skiing and Snowshoe trails maintained by Inland Woods + Trails organization
  • Offers snowshoe rentals and winter trail passes
  • Packages offered through the Bethel Inn Resort

Carter’s XC Ski – Bethel, ME

  • Cross-country ski and snowshoeing rentals and passes offered

Black Mountain of Maine – Rumford, ME

  • Free snowshoeing is offered along the perimeter of the Nordic race course

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust – Rangeley, ME

  • 14,000 acres and 35 miles of recreational trails

Sebago Lake State Park – Cumberland County, ME

Best Snowshoeing Near Bangor, Maine – Maine Highlands Region

Maine Huts & Trails – Kingfield, ME

  • More than 45 miles of trails for snowshoeing.
  • Guided snowshoe trips available.
  • Can trek to different huts in the trail system.
  • Snowshoes are available for free for day use.
  • Can also rent at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center – 20 minute drive away. ALso a great ski resort.
  • Carrabassett Valley

Snowshoeing Near Brunswick, Maine – Maine Mid-Coast Region

Crystal Spring Farm – Brunswick, ME

  • 5.3 miles of trails including groomed cross-country ski trails managed by the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust

Neptune Woods – Brunswick, ME

  • 64 acres and 4 miles of multi-use trails managed by the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust

Best Snowshoeing Near Camden, Maine – Maine Mid-Coast Region

Camden Hills State Park – Camden, ME

  • 5,170 acres of public recreation area

Camden Snow Bowl – Camden, ME

  • In addition to downhill skiing, snowshoers with a valid season pass or day ticket can hike along trails including the Kuller Loop Trail, Ragged Mountain Preserve Trail, or Hosmer Brook Trail

Best Snowshoeing Near Acadia, Maine – Maine Downeast Region

Acadia National Park – Mount Desert Island, ME

  • Recommended trail access parking at the Hulls Cove Visitor Center

Cobscook Bay State Park – Washington County, ME

Best Snowshoeing Near Presque Isle, Maine – Maine Aroostook County Region

Aroostook State Park – Presque Isle, ME

Nordic Heritage Center – Presque Isle, ME

Hikers exploring best snowshoeing trails in maine

Additional Resources for Snowshoeing in Maine

Snowshoeing Trails in Maine

Maine Audubon Society

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry State Parks

Maine Trail Finder

Get Active Southern Midcoast Winter Activities

Visit Maine

Snowshoeing Rentals in maine

Cadillac Mountain Sports

  • Rental locations in Ellsworth and Bar Harbor

Gorham Bike & Ski

  • Rental locations in Portland, Saco, Brunswick, Kennebunk, Waterville, and North Conway, NH

Portland Gear Hub

  • Snowshoe rentals through the Oxbow Beer Garden trail system

History of Snowshoeing in Maine

Les Raquetteurs – Snowshoe Clubs of Lewiston

Snowshoeing Clubs in Maine

Maine Snowshoeing Facebook Group

Nordic Heritage Sports Club – Presque Isle, ME