The Stratton & High Peaks Region
The Stratton and High Peaks region offers easy trail access and gives snowmobilers a lot of choices during their February Polar Blast. Polar Blast events include a karaoke contest, a spaghetti supper and cribbage tournament at the Stratton Plaza Hotel, a Crazy Cardboard Slide and bonfire event in Eustis Village, chili/ chowder/stew contest, and fireworks at night.
The 2017 Polar Blast runs from February 9 through February 11. You’ll find comprehensive information about the Polar Blast and other winter activities in the High Peaks region at the F.A.B.A. website.
For other winter adventures, check out the Cathedral Pines trails in Eustis that are XC and snowshoe friendly. And if you book rooms at the Spillover Motel, you will have use of the snowmobile and XC skiing trails all around their property. Right next door is The Coplin Dinner House and together they offer overnight dinner packages, a winter weekend dinner/ brunch package, and a romance package that includes an overnight guest room, dinner at The Coplin Dinner House, and a basket full of romantic goodies in your room.
When you want some indoor fun and great food, stop into The Sugarbowl Restaurant and Sports Pub. In fact, you can find a lot of great places to eat in the region.
When you are on Main Street in Stratton, think about breakfast or lunch at the Looney Moose Cafe. Open seven days a week, this is the place for a delicious home-cooked meal. If you are looking for comfort food, warm up with a cup of their famous chili and a grilled cheese sandwich!
The Carrabassett Valley Antigravity Complex at the base of Sugarloaf is operated by the Town of Carrabassett and Carrabassett Valley Academy. This recreation complex features Maine’s largest indoor skate park and skate bowl, Olympic-size trampolines, an indoor rock climbing wall, full-court gymnasium and fitness room. Classes and private lessons are offered and reservations are required for the trampolines and climbing wall.
Tucked into the trees at 3004 Town Line Road, Carrabassett Valley, is Nestlewood Inn Bed & Breakfast. This elegantly furnished log cabin lodge offers seven cozy guest rooms, each with a private bath and all with woodland views. You’ll be conveniently located near Sugarloaf, yet just off the beaten path.
After your day-long outdoor adventures, warm up by the field stone fireplace in the Great Room as you sip a cup of tea.
One way to see the beautiful backcountry of Maine is by renting snowmobiles at Flagstaff Rentals Inc. They have just the ride for you to enjoy scenic terrain and groomed trails on self-guided snowmobile rentals that are well suited for novice to experienced riders. Some day trips from their location include Quill Hill, Rangeley, Carrabassett and The Canadian Trail where you can cross the border and have lunch with your passport! Ask about multiple day packages as well. Why Rent? Because renting is much more convenient and affordable than owning. Just show up and ride. No purchase, registration, maintenance costs, storage or trailering. Just pure enjoyment and memories to last a lifetime. Contact Flagstaff Rentals Inc. to rent snowmobiles and join your friends and family on guided or self-guided tours to local spots like the beautiful overlook on Quill Hill (shown at top of page). Now that’s an adventure you can brag about on social media!