Mt. Chase Lodge

Winter

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.

Snowmobiling

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:

https://www.mesnow.com/WherestheSnow.html

Need to rent a snowmobile? Shin Pond Village, just half a mile up the road offers snowmobile rentals and packages. 

https://shinpond.com/polaris-rentals/snowmobile-rental.html

Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

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:

https://www.nps.gov/kaww/planyourvisit/winter-trail-conditions.htm

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.

Fat Tire Biking

Fat tire biking is new to the area, but there are many trails available to ride. Explore gorgeous scenery and wildlife on your bike. 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. Check out trail conditions or maps here:

https://www.nps.gov/kaww/planyourvisit/upload/KatahdinWoods_CrossCountrySkiTrails_508.pdf

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.

https://baxterstatepark.org/explore-2/

The North gate to Baxter is located just 15 miles from Mt. Chase Lodge. There are over 40 peaks and ridges besides Katahdin in the Park. The trail system features over 215 miles of trails popular with hikers, mountain climbers and naturalists. The park also consists of many spectacular Rivers, Streams, Ponds and Lakes for canoeing, fishing and swimming.

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.

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.

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