Rady Linkel

A Walk in Winter Vacationland (my favorite season and place in Maine!)

Rady Linkel, 8th grade

Hancock Grammar School, Hancock

Mrs. Leighton

So everybody doesn’t have the SAME favorite season, but you can’t help loving Maine winters. Sometimes they can be brutally cold, but hey thats winter! Besides Maine has lots of fun winter, snowy-day activities!

There is skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowmobiling, sledding, and you can make sculptures and snow forts. Maybe you can try to make the biggest snowman and get in the book of world records. Just think of all the possibilities. Honestly I love skiing. Sugarloat, Hermon, The Camdon Snowbowi, anything. I just find it so interesting and thrilling. Skiing is followed closely by tubing at Hermon, sledding, boot-skating, and snowmobiling. All tied for second place.

My favorite place during a Maine winter is Sugarloaf, hands down the best!Because if you are going to spend the day out in the cold, you better enjoy it! I love their trails. I haven’t been down the new ones that they recently opened, but the originals are definitely fun! I absolutely love going up to the top and skiing down to the lodge and stopping by for a cup of hot chocolate, and maybe some

 

lunch. You can even rent a room. That is so fun, especially if you love to sleep in hotels. They have a heated pool and outside hot-tubs, so bring your bathing suit. You will definitely want to go in the hot-tubs; even if it is cold outside the hot-tubs are so warm! It feels really good!

Even if you don’t like MY personal preferences than there is lots of other things to do during a Maine winter. You could cross country ski or snowshoe. Which is great because the woods are absolutely beautiful after it snows, and when it is lightly snowing. The pine trees are lightly dusted in fluffy whiteness, the air is crisp and clear, and when the sun hits the snow just right, it sparkles like Edward Cullen. Or you could bring your snow gear, get all bundled up, and explore the woods. I absolutely love this! My brother and I build houses out in the woods by our house. Which basically, all we do is make a bunch of paths all around, build up little snow wails, and make houses out of trees that have their

 

 

A Walk in Winter Vacationland (my favorite season and place in Maine!)

Rady Linkel, 8th grade

Hancock Grammar School, Hancock

Mrs. Leighton

branches stuck to the ground. It is fun! Especially for children and teens, and the best part is, for parents, it’s free! All you need is a good space and some imagination. Oh, another good thing about winter in Maine is when you go out in the snow bring a Tupperware. Then you find the freshest, cleanest, untouched snow, and put it in the Tupperware. Then you bring it inside and put REAL maple syrup on it. It only works with REAL maple syrup because the other stuff just clumps up and freezes in the snow. We call it syrup and snow… original right?

Overall, the best season to visit Maine in is Winter, and the place to go is Sugarloaf.