Summer Activities - B & B Lodging in Maine & New Hampshire
For those who love the smell of grass and the feel of a golf club in their grip, Lake Kezar Country Club, and Bridgton Highlands Country Club, provide pristine greens where you can drive and putt to your heart’s content. With tall pines powerfully reaching skyward and the picturesque backdrop of the New Hampshire White Mountains, these golf courses are not to be missed.
If you enjoy the wonderful medium of water, then you can swim, boat, kayak or canoe through the ample lakes and rivers of Maine. Boats are always gliding across the Kezar, Highland, Sebago, and Long Lakes. If canoeing or kayaking is more your speed the Saco River is marvelous and a very quick drive from the Admiral Peary Inn. Some kayaking / canoeing rental venues include Saco Bound, Saco River Canoe and Kayak, and North Woods Rafting.
Climbing, Hiking and Biking
For outdoor enthusiasts, hiking trails provide a great way to get out of the office and breathe the untarnished air of the mountains. The perfect mixture of challenging trails and rewarding scenery await you in Western Maine, whether you're striking the trail with two wheels or your own two feet. Besides hiking trails, at almost every twist and bend of the road there are secluded side roads. These are perfect for refreshing walks or Adventure Cycling depending on your preference. Mountain guides are available from theMountain Guides Alliance or Appalachian Mountain Club - New Hampshire Chapter. For hiking and climbing equipment, visit the International Mountain Equipment, located in North Conway. For biking equipment, bikes, repairs and bike rentals, visit theRed Jersey Cyclery or Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center before you attack the trail.
Peary's Eagle Island
Winter Activities - B & B Lodging in Maine & New Hampshire
Ski Maine! Admiral Peary Inn Bed & Breakfast is near seven ski resorts, many of which are in the White Mountains. Less than 65 years since the first rope tow was introduced in Maine, you can now downhill ski on more than 450 trails at more than 20 ski areas. You can learn to ski or snowboard with exceptional instructors and tackle the steepest trails in the East. Whether you snowboard, skiboard, telemark, or cross-country ski, make sure to put a Maine Skiing adventure on your calendar this year. Some good resorts perfect for downhill excitement, with everything from tubing, snowboarding and skiing include:
Ice Fishing is very popular and with modern technology hundreds of new anglers have joined those hardy souls who have been enjoying the sport for years. When Maine's lakes and rivers freeze over, get your fresh water fishing license, load up your equipment and head out. You'll need an auger or chisel, traps or tip-ups, bait, a pail, ax, snowmobile or snow-sled and plenty of warm clothing.
White Mountain Snowmobiling
Horse Drawn Sleigh
Imagine the crisp night air around you, snowflakes swirling about like frosty stars and that special someone sitting beside you as your sleigh glides through the night. Romantic horse drawn sleigh rides are being offered at many of the winter festivities in Maine. Try the High View Farm, which provides sleigh rides complete with bells and flannel blankets. Contact an area chamber of commerce for additional vendors offering sleigh rides.
For a truly unique experience try dog sledding. There are dog sled races and dog sled rides offered around Maine for those looking for something new and adventurous. Ski joring has just recently been introduced to Maine: skiers are attached by a harness and shock-corded line system and are towed by one or two dogs, very similar to water skiing. "U-Drive It" is where you step onto the runners of a dog sled and holler "Mush!" It may not be as simple as it sounds. It's definitely a rush but dog sledders recommend you take trekking and mushing lessons. Week long adventures are available.