Enjoy The Magic Of Winter By Visiting This 10,000 Square Foot Ice Skating Rink In Maine
(Editor’s Note: The Rink at Thompson’s Point is temporarily closed for renovations until the autumn of 2023.)
When winter arrives in Maine, we love compiling a list of some of our must-do activities. These are the things that get us through those cold, dark months without losing sight of just how lucky we are to call Maine home. High on the list are activities that allow us to get outside, while also moving around to keep us warm. This spot in Portland is perfect for that! The Rink at Thompson’s Point is a popular ice-skating rink in Maine.
The Rink at Thompson’s Point is open at different hours throughout the winter. You’ll want to check their Facebook for more information. Entry is $10 and skate rentals are $3. If you plan on doing a lot of skating this year, consider investing in the season pass for $90. You can reach the rink on 207-222-3031.
A lot of the year is still left to enjoy, and now is a great time to start planning a way to enjoy the state during all seasons. We love staying active, so we’ve put together a list of hikes to enjoy year-round. In 2021, take these 12 incredible Maine hikes, one for every month of the year.
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Wintertime in Maine
What is Maine like in the winter?
Here is what Maine is like in the winter:
- Maine, during the winter, has some beautiful scenery with lots of snow and evergreen trees.
- Rates for accommodation are much lower than during other seasons of the year. Coastal areas such as Portland and Cape Neddick will often have off-season specials to attract visitors.
- Choices for accommodation often include luxury winter resorts and cozy winter cabins.
- While temperatures are generally cold, it is rare for Maine to experience prolonged cold spells.
- Snowfall in Maine ranges from 50-70 inches along the coast and 60-110 inches inland.
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What winter activities are there to do in Maine?
These are some of the winter activities to do in Maine:
- Downhill skiing and snowboarding are among the most popular winter activities in Maine. With small hills for beginners and massive mountain resorts like Sugarloaf, Sunday River, and Saddleback Mountain, there are many places to choose from.
- Building a snowman or snow fort is a fun and popular winter activity.
- Learning survival skills through winter camping is a fun and useful Maine winter pastime.
- Ice fishing, ice skating, and ice sculpture are some fun ice-related activities.
- Stargazing and viewing the Northern Lights is a fun and fascinating thing to do in the winter.
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What are the best small towns to visit in Maine?
These are the best small towns to visit in Maine:
- Rockland - about 80 miles north of Portland, Rockland, Maine has a popular Main Street full of shops, galleries, and restaurants and the town holds the Maine Windjammer Fest.
- Camden - located on Penobscot Bay known for its picturesque harbor, its beautiful beach, and Camden Hills State Park which boasts over 30 miles of hiking trails.
- Bar Harbor - this little town is on Mount Desert Island and has wonderful shopping, a lively arts scene, and excellent restaurants. Activities here include sightseeing cruises and various tours. Acadia National Park is a popular destination in Bar Harbor.
- Kennebunkport - this coastal town, filled with 19th-century mansions that one can tour, is more popular during the summer, with deep-sea fishing and lobster boat tours. During the winter, the First Families Kennebunkport Museum, which is located in a historic home, will educate visitors about the history of Kennebunkport.
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