Finest Accommodations Near Ogunquit Winter Activities
A winter stay in Ogunquit at the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn or the Milestone puts some fantastic outdoor recreation at your fingertips in our beautiful Southern Maine backyard. Indeed, there’s too much to do to cover in a single blogpost, but in this one we’ll at least sketch out the possibilities by profiling three nearby destinations offering a diverse suite of activities for getting out and enjoying the frosted wonderland we’re lucky to call home.
C’mon, be honest: Is there a more romantic winter experience than a pastoral cruise over the snowpack in a horse-powered sleigh? That’s exactly the experience offered at Rockin’ Horse Stables in nearby Kennebunkport, where you can climb aboard for half-hour horse-drawn sleigh rides through a wonderfully wintry landscape of fields and woods and then wind down with hot chocolate before a crackling fireplace. In other words: a recipe for pure, unalloyed wintertime magic along the Southern Maine coast!
There are options for all sorts of group sizes: The stable’s small sleighs accommodate a pair of adults, the medium ones handle eight, and the large ones can fit about 18 passengers.
Another cool feature of the Rockin’ Horse Stables sleigh rides: They embark from the property 100-year-old barn.
The 600 or so acres of Harris Farm in Dayton make a heck of a winter playground this time of year. You’ll find some 40 kilometers of cross-country ski trails with both wide-groomed and track-set courses, and a nice spectrum of difficulty level ranging from easy beginner routes to more advanced-level terrain. The property rents pulk sleds for little ones to be pulled along on skiing outings.
You can also rent a fatbike or a pair of snowshoes at Harris Farm if you’re not in the mood for Nordic skiing, and meanwhile there’s a sledding hill on hand as well.
Skiing and fatbiking are allowed at Harris Farm as long as the snow cover permits, so get in touch ahead of time if you’re unsure where things are at!
We’ve also got a long-running downhill ski area in our vicinity: Powderhouse Hill along Agamenticus Road. Owned by the Town of South Berwick and run by the volunteers of the Powderhouse Ski Club, Powderhouse Hill—which gets its name not from the white stuff itself but from a bygone storage structure for gunpowder built on what was originally known as Butler Hill—is open Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
For up-to-date reports on snow conditions at Powderhouse Hill, call the “Snow Phone” at 207-384-5858 or click your way over to the ski area’s Facebook page.
Book a Winter Escape on the Coast of Southern Maine With Ogunquit.com
Call the Beautiful Place by the Sea your home-away-from-home for a wintertime idyll with Ogunquit.com, and you’ll have no shortage of opportunities for some quintessential Maine snowplay! Keep in mind we’ve barely scratched the surface: There’s much else to do in the winter-fied great outdoors within day-tripping distance of our accommodations, from skiing and snowshoeing on Mount Agamenticus to bundled-up strolls right here in town along the fabled Marginal Way.
Book directly with us for the best savings for a stay at the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn or the Milestone, the perfect cozy havens for some winter adventure along the Gulf of Maine!