All of our accommodations are ready to keep you cozy during winter nights. Come on in after a long day in the snow and enjoy a drink by the fireplace before dinner. We have many opportunities to enjoy the snow and peaceful winter woods by snowmobile, snowshoe or cross country ski nearby. Whether you are in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument or on a sled traveling down ITS 85, we are a perfect place to eat, rest, and enjoy the winter wilderness.
There are over 350 miles of snowmobiles trails groomed and maintained in the area. Snowmobile directly to the lodge from the ITS 85 or 114. All our accommodations are winterized and cozy, ready for you to relax and warm up after a long day of riding.
Looking for a map? We are happy to provide up-to-date maps and suggest trails for the day.
Please consider supporting local snowmobile clubs who groom and maintain trails in the area.
The Maine Snowmobile Associate posts trail conditions for most of the state on their website:
Need to rent a snowmobile? Shin Pond Village, just half a mile up the road offers snowmobile rentals and packages.
Cross Country Skiing
Our natural snowfall makes for great skiing. There are trails groomed just a few miles down the road at Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. They offer 16 miles of snowshoe and skiing trails. The trails are ideal for snowshoeing as well as both classic and skate skiing. Dogs on leashes are welcome in the Monument. For more information on their trails or a grooming report, please visit:
Penobscot River Trails offers 16 miles of trails groomed for classic skiing and snowshoeing with some sections available for and skate skiing. Pets are not welcome. They also offer ski rentals by donation and maintain two warming huts for your enjoyment. https://penobscotrivertrails.org/winter/
Looking to explore Upper Shin pond? We have a one-mile loop on the lodge property that circles the pond and wanders through softwood and mixedwood stands.
Snowshoeing in the Mt. Chase area is an unforgettable experience for outdoor enthusiasts. The region boasts miles of snow-covered trails that offer stunning views of the surrounding forests, the Penobscot River, and the majestic Mount Katahdin. Snowshoeing is a great way to explore these trails during the winter months, as it allows for greater mobility and access to areas that may be inaccessible on foot.
Baxter State Park, Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument and Penobscot River Trails are popular destinations for snowshoeing enthusiasts. The Penobscot River Trails offer a unique snowshoeing experience, with trails that wind through the forest and along the river. The trails are marked and well groomed, ensuring safe and enjoyable hikes for all skill levels.
Snowshoeing is a great way to experience the beauty of the Maine wilderness while enjoying the peace and tranquility of nature.
Fat Tire Biking
Fat tire biking in Katahdin Woods and Waters and Baxter Park is a thrilling winter adventure. With its rugged terrain and snowy landscapes, this region of Maine offers a unique opportunity for fat tire biking enthusiasts to explore the great outdoors in a way that is both exhilarating and challenging. As you ride through the wilderness, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of Mount Katahdin and the surrounding landscape. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, fat tire biking in Katahdin Woods and Waters and Baxter Park is an unforgettable experience.
Fat tire biking is permitted on the trails on the North Entrance of the KWW Monument just down the road. Ride along the East Branch of the Penobscot river and enjoy wonderful views of Baxter and Katahdin.
Looking for a remote experience? Try Baxter State park in the winter. The park allows fat tire bikes on their Tote Road just 15 miles from our driveway.
View Our Dark Skies
Have you ever seen the milky way? Experience the stars on another level in the Katahdin Region. Our rural area, with little light pollution, makes you feel like you’re closer to space. On occasion, you can even see the northern lights. The Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument was recently designated as a Dark Sky Sanctuary, testifying to the quality of our night sky.
Visit Baxter State Park
The North gate to Baxter State Park is located just 15 miles from Mt. Chase Lodge. In addition to Mt. Katahdin there are over 40 peaks and ridges in the park. The trail system features over 215 miles of trails popular with hikers, mountain climbers and naturalists. You will also find many spectacular rivers, streams, and ponds for canoeing, fishing and swimming.
Baxter State Park
Katahdin Woods & Waters
Spread across a wild landscape offering spectacular views of Mount Katahdin, Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument invites discovery of its rivers, streams, woods, flora, fauna, geology, and the night skies. All of the monument lands border the eastern side of Baxter State Park and the North Entrance is located just down the road from us here at Mt Chase Lodge.
Katahdin Woods & Waters
Penobscot River Trails
Penobscot River Trails are a newly-developed trail system alongside the East Branch of the Penobscot River. They have 15 miles of biking trails surfaced with crushed gravel. They also offer mountain bike, snowshoe, and x-country ski rentals, with two warming huts and visitor’s center. In the winter, trails are groomed for classic and skate skiing with designated snowshoe trails.
Penobscot River Trails