WHERE TO STAY
Orange Cat Café
329 Main St., Kingfield. 207-265-2860; orangecatcafe.com
A favorite for breakfast sandwiches and pastries, homemade soups, creative sandwiches, salads, coffee, and sweets.
White Wolf Inn
Route 27, Stratton. 207-246-2922; thewhitewolfinn.com
A funky downtown restaurant; burgers and fried fish to venison and buffalo.
Looney Moose Café
9 Main St., Stratton. 207-246-7932
Good home cooking and the area’s best breakfasts.
Thai Blossom Express
2473 Main St., Rangeley. 207-864-9035
Maybe the best Thai food in the state; only a handful of tables; closest restrooms are in the nearby Chamber of Commerce building.
Tall Tales Tavern
17 Rumford Road, Oquossoc. 207-864-9737
An addition to Scotty’s, a local fish and meat market, and a big hit for comfort food and lobster. Open year-round.
WHAT TO DO
Sugarloaf Mountain Resort
5092 Access Road, Carrabassett Valley. 800-843-5623, 207-237-2000; sugarloaf.com
Alpine resort with full-service base village offering lodging, restaurants, and shops. Outdoor center offers a skating rink and Nordic ski and snowshoeing trails. On Saturday night, take a snowcat ride to Bullwinkle’s, an on-mountain lodge, for a multicourse dinner; advance reservations required.
Maine Huts & Trails
375 North Main St., Kingfield. 207-265-2400; mainehuts.org
Thirty miles of cross-country skiing, plus ungroomed snowshoe trails and three full-service lodges.
Ski Museum of Maine
Main St., Kingfield. 207-265-2023; skimuseumofmaine.org
Exhibits on all aspects of skiing and snowboarding celebrate and preserve the sport’s heritage.
40 School St., Kingfield. 207-265-2729; stanleymuseum.org
Exhibits honor a legacy of innovation by the twin brothers who were pioneers of New England industry.
Nowetah’s American Indian Museum and Shop
Route 27, New Portland. 207-628-4981; nowetahs.webs.com
Private family museum of Native culture, with a focus on Maine.
Birds in Flight Gallery
Route 27, Eustis. 207-246-6694; birds-in-flight.com
Hugh Verrier’s amazing life-size three-dimensional watercolors: paper sculptures of blue herons, egrets, loons, woodpeckers, and puffins. Located four miles north of Stratton village; open daily.
976 Saddleback Mountain Road, Sandy River Plantation. 866-918-2225; saddlebackmaine.com
Alpine resort with lodging and pub, plus outdoor center offering Nordic ski and snowshoeing trails.