Destination St. John Valley

Part VI: Dog Trails, a winter sport for dog people

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Imagine it’s 6 in the morning and you’ve already eaten a hearty breakfast and been up for hours, buried under layers of warm clothing and outerwear. Your nostrils are frozen and puffs of white, crystalized air burst from your nose with each breath. It might be -40 degrees, or it might be warmer – like 10 degrees, but you don’t mind a bit. You’ve checked your list a dozen times, but you go through it all again.

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Snowmobiling in Northern Maine

If you’re into snowmobiling, then you owe it to yourself to visit the trails in northern Maine this winter.

Whether you’re into casual riding or more hardcore, extreme adventure, northern Maine’s more than 2,300 miles of trails can lead you where you want to go. Some of the state’s most active snowmobile clubs take their missions very seriously to ensure local riders and visitors alike have a top notch experience while riding on impeccably groomed trails – often far more like glorious snow highways than narrow, windy pathways one might find in other regions.

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Destination St. John Valley

Part IV: Acadian Village, living history

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What makes a place special? What gives a place its character and its uniqueness? Sometimes it’s geographical features, sometimes it’s a large population and tall sky scrapers, but more often, it is history and culture – and few places in this country are as rich in both as the St. John Valley.

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Destination St. John Valley

Part III: Mizpah, a place for reflection in the heart of the Valley

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Hidden in the woods of Grand Isle, just under 14 miles east of Inn of Acadia, is an almost mystical retreat – a place to reflect on life, death, and to find serenity in an often chaotic world. ‘Mizpah’ is open to the public and offers spiritual sanctuary for people of many faiths. There is no admission to these wonderful grounds, but the experience is truly priceless.

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Destination St. John Valley

Part II: Hitting the Greens, Golfing the Valley and Beyond

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Long Lake Country Club, St. John ValleyAfter a long winter in the St. John Valley, it’s exciting to welcome the sunny days and warm evenings which arrive in late spring, gracing the region throughout the summer months and well into autumn. Everywhere, there are signs of rebirth surfacing from beneath the ground-covering remains of the previous seasons. Flowers, ferns and various foliage thrust color upon the fields and forests, and people holed up from the winter cautiously emerge to tend their yards and gardens.

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