Insiders’ Guide to Maine Snowmobile Trails: Grand Falls to Maine Huts & Trails
Snowmobile guests often ask our Northern Outdoors staff, “what’s the inside scoop, where do you ride on your day off”? Since our accommodations offer direct access to 13,000 miles of Maine snowmobile trail, choices are varied and more than plentiful. Well, many staff agree that heading to Grand Falls is a must do since you can now stop for a hearty lunch at the new Maine Huts & Trails Grand Falls Hut. **Note: Maine Huts and Trails Grand Falls Hut is not currently open in the winter**
The trail to Grand Falls is approximately 70-miles round trip and makes for the perfect day of snowmobiling. At times, this groomed trail follows along side both the Kennebec and Dead Rivers and eventually leads riders to the famed Grand Falls. An amazing 35-foot waterfall that encompasses the entire width of the Dead River, Grand Falls offers the perfect photo opportunity. After taking in the view, head over for lunch at the nearby Grand Falls Hut. This back-country hut, really more like a deluxe cabin, offers modern amenities, a place to unwind, warm-up and fill your belly. As you continue your snowmobile journey back to relax by the fire at Northern Outdoors, be sure to keep your camera handy for the many scenic stops along the way.
So there you have it…the inside scoop to what the staff recommends this week for a Maine snowmobile ride. Ride it, love it, then be sure tell us about it once you get back to the lodge!
We recommend checking the status of the Grand Falls hut before planning on lunch!