The New England Outdoor Center is located just miles from the south entrance of Baxter State Park, one of Maine’s wild and untouched places. It offers miles of navigable trails to admire Maine’s rugged, natural beauty. Skiers can also enjoy their stay with friends and family in one of our convenient lodging options and ski on-site. Our cozy cabins or Coveside Cabins offer modern amenities in a rustic setting. Walk out your door right on to our well-groomed trail system!
The New England Outdoor Center is consistently expanding and building on-site, world class Nordic ski trails. The original 10 kilometer trail system was designed by preeminent designer and Olympian John Morton. The terrain, featuring views of Black Cat Mountain is a mix of exhilarating down-hills, invigorating up-hills and everything in between. Be sure to pick up a trail map and check-in with the front desk before heading out on the trails.
About Morton Trails: John Morton is the founder and a Principal of Morton Trails, involved in the design of over 100 trail projects across the United States and abroad. A seven-time Olympic participant, twice as an athlete for the US Biathlon Team and most recently as Chief of Course for Biathlon events at the Salt Lake City Olympics (2002), John began designing trails in 1989 after eleven years as head coach for the Dartmouth College Ski Team. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and served in the US Army in South Vietnam, released from active service at rank of Captain in 1972. In addition to remaining a competitive runner and skier, John is a frequent commentator on Vermont Public Radio and author of the novel Medal of Honor.
At NEOC, trails are groomed for both classic cross country skiing and skate skiing. We also accommodate athletic groups and school ski teams and will work with their coordinators to develop a program for the team that will help them excel in their winter sports events. We can and will custom groom trails or portions of them depending on what the group is training for. Trails in the region typically hold snow into April and with lodging accommodation and an award winning restaurant right on site, travel time for participants is minimized and comfort is maximized. Allowing for rest in comfortable private cabins in between training sessions. Contact [email protected] for group arrangements or call 800-766-7238.
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