Fall Events at Maine Huts & Trails

For Immediate Release 
August 9, 2016

Contact:
Nancy Marshall, Nancy Marshall Communications on behalf of Maine Huts & Trails
207-623-4177 or nmarshall@marshallpr.com

KINGFIELD, Maine - Maine Huts & Trails, located in Maine's western mountain region, is celebrating fall with three family-friendly events featuring farm fresh food, adventure, mountain biking and community.

Maine Huts & Trails is surrounded by pristine lakes, mountains, rivers, waterfalls and forests creating picturesque fall foliage views with abundant opportunities to spot wildlife. Fall is also when they offer several unique events to entice guests to experience the beauty of the season in western Maine.

Bigelow Preserve in the fall. Credit: Orcutt
Bigelow Preserve in the fall. Credit: Orcutt

4th Annual Harvest at the Hut, September 17 – Hike or bike into the off-the-grid Stratton Brook Hut to experience a farm-to-hut harvest dinner. A talented local chef will be featuring locally sourced farm fresh ingredients for every course of the dinner. Reservations include lodging at the hut, three meals and all-course paired wine; members: $140, non-members: $150. The next day, hike into the Bigelow Preserve directly from the hut via the new connector trail for breathtaking fall foliage views of this mountainous area.

1st Annual Sugarloaf Mountain Bike Festival, September 23-25 - For three nights and two days, explore the fall foliage by bike on 50 miles of trails. Guests can also participate in guided rides, take part in skills clinics and try out the latest gear at the vendor village featuring bike shops and companies from all over New England. At night, enjoy outdoor concerts. Lodging is half price at Stratton Brook and Poplar huts during the event. Hosted by Maine Huts & Trails in collaboration with Carrabassett Region NEMBA and Sugarloaf Mountain Resort.

Fall hikers in western Maine
Hike or bike into the huts for family-friendly fall events and prime foliage views. Credit: Maine Huts & Trails

9th Annual Fall BBQ, October 9 - Maine Huts & Trails holds a BBQ each fall to thank their members and supporters for all they do. The menu features hearty, home-cooked items like squash soup, homemade bread, pulled pork, baked beans, apple cider and more. As always, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Members: free, non-members: $15/adult and $7/child.

Guests are encouraged to explore the region further before or after any of the events listed above. Hike, bike, or paddle to the next hut before spending the night, or fish and bird watch in the area. The opportunities to enjoy the outdoors are endless.

Reservations or registrations are needed for all events; please call 207-265-2400 or email lodging@mainehuts.org for more information.

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Bigelow Preserve Credit: Orcutt

Fall Hikers Credit: Maine Huts & Trails

About Maine Huts & Trails:
Maine Huts & Trails is a nonprofit organization offering guests outdoor adventure in the woods of western Maine and comfortable accommodations in its backcountry lodges, or "huts," interconnected by trails. It is committed to land preservation, protecting the natural resources of the forest, and leaving a minimal environmental footprint. It is also dedicated to using local vendors and partnering with Maine businesses to support the state's economy. Located two hours north of Portland near the Sugarloaf ski resort, Maine Huts & Trails operates four huts and maintains a total trail system of 80 miles. Though the huts are off-grid, each offers conveniences including home-cooked meals, hot showers, solar lighting, composting toilets, and radiant wood heat throughout. Professionally guided tours, trip planning assistance and a gear shuttle service are available. To learn more visit, www.mainehuts.org.