Where We've Been: Maine
During some of winter's coldest days, our copywriter Caroline L. headed north for a weekend in Maine. Beginning in the coastal town of Harpswell, she set out for a morning of tobogganing at the Camden Snow Bowl, home of the U.S. Tobogganing Championships. “When you’re at the top of the ramp, tobogganing seems pretty scary,” Caroline says. “You're looking down a narrow, 400-foot wooden chute that slopes steeply and ends on a frozen lake. But once the sled is pushed off, it’s a lot of fun!” She also found time for a snowy hike in a local blueberry preserve, winding through birch trees to reach a lookout over Penobscot Bay.
The rest of the weekend brought clearer skies but colder temperatures, perfect weather for a snowshoe hike along Casco Bay, where Caroline’s friends own a historic farm. “It was breathtakingly cold and windy while we snowshoed, but the trip was well worth it when we got to the shore,” she says. “It was amazing to see ice floes washed up at the waterline, offset with the bright moss and seaweed that appear on the rocks at low tide. Maine isn’t too far away, but it always feels so rugged and remote, like a different country.”