In winter, they are the ideal spot for snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing or dog sledding. In fall, they put visitors in the center of the best autumn hikes and foliage. Those coming for hunting season can take guided and unguided hunting trips for grouse, moose, deer and bear. Summer lodges offer easy access to ATVs, motorboats, or canoes, and some specialize in fishing for brook trout and landlocked salmon, or wing-shooting for wild ruffed grouse and woodcock. Lodgers can expect many facilities to provide home-cooked breakfasts, comfort, and time to commune with others in the main lodge about the next adventure.
Cottages (or camps, as they are often called in Maine) also have a special place in the lodging choices of the area. They are a perfect way to experience the region’s natural beauty in a private setting with plenty of amenities. Visitors touring Route 1 will often see properties dotted with charming individual cottages that are just right for families or sports enthusiasts. Comfortable, often air conditioned and heated, cottages provide a tried and true traditional lodging choice for those on the go.