Head North Ski Days Are Back: March 17th-25th

We are happy to announce that Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters and Elliotsville Plantation, Inc. are teaming up to bring back the Head North Ski Days!

A Katahdin region tradition in its fifth year, Head North Ski Days is a gathering of nordic skiers taking place between March 17th and March 25th. Join us for free XC skiing at the North/Matagamon Gate as the calendar turns from Winter to Spring at Katahdin Woods and Waters.

Starting each day at 10 AM from Saturday, March 17th to Sunday, March 25th, you’re invited to enjoy the beautiful trails beyond KWW’s north entrance. We welcome students, families, outdoor groups, and more.

Free skis, boots, and poles will be provided by the Outdoor Sport Institute. Trails will be groomed, and beginner terrain will be available. Volunteers will be standing by to get you, your group, or your family trained up and ready to hit the trails. We recommend you wear warm layers, and pack yourself water, lunch, sunglasses, and sunscreen. For families visiting on Saturday and Sunday March 17th-18th and March 24th-25th, we will be serving fireside marshmallows and hot chocolate.

For more info and reservations, contact Susan Adams, Recreation Manager for Elliotsville Plantation, at lunksoos@gmail.com or (207) 852 – 1291.

Visit the National Park Service’s Katahdin Woods and Waters Directions page for directions to the North/Matagamon entrance. For a preview of the trails, check out the KWWNM Cross Country Ski Map. And if you’d like to check in on trail conditions, visit the Katahdin Woods and Waters Facebook.

Event details:

March 18th to March 25th
Starting each day at 10 AM
Free skis, boots, and poles provided by Outdoor Sport Institute
Trainings offered by experienced volunteers
Pack list: layers, water, lunch, sunglasses and sunscreen