Now that the long winter season is upon us, MP has been brainstorming ways to the keep the family outdoors and active. Here are some of the adventures she’s hoping to take:
Full disclosure: Grumpy Old Men with Walter Mathau, Jack Lemmon and Ann Margaret is one of MPs favorite winter films. In the movie, the men are particularly competitive when it comes to ice fishing. MP has always dreamed of visiting an ice fishing hut and catching a fish or two. She’s hoping the team will be up for experiencing a guided trip of our own.
When CP#1 was just a babe, we took her on a horse drawn sleigh ride in Vermont, where we rode through a beautiful open field with a short break to warm up by the campfire. MP would love to have the same experience in Maine. Thankfully there are several great options for sleigh rides throughout the state, including Rockin’ Horse Stables in Kennebunkport.
While not in Maine, we’ve heard a lot of good things about Ice Castles—destinations where families can explore man-made castles of ice much like in the popular film, Frozen. There are two locations in New England this year. One is in Stratton, VT and the other is in Lincoln, NH. By the looks of the photos, this experience is worth a road trip!
Ever since she read this Boston Globe article, MP can’t wait to toboggan at the Camden Snow Bowl. The 400-foot, ice-covered chute is going to be scary, but in a fun roller-coaster kind of way (at least that’s what she’s hoping).
MP believes that CP#1 and #2 are finally ready to try cross-country skiing this year. She can’t wait to take them to Carter’s in Oxford, where MP first learned how to ski. Wish us luck and lots of patience!
How about you? What’s on your list of things to do this winter with family?