20 years ago on April Fools’ Day, New England woke up to one of the largest snowstorms on record, and this year looked poised to follow suit, but fortunately, on the Maine Coast, this storm didn’t break any records. Kennebunkport, Maine did wake up to a mean April Fools’ Day joke from Mother Nature with more than a few inches of wet snow, but with temps almost reaching 50 degrees today, it shouldn’t last long!
And with Easter just two weeks away, all of us at the Maine Stay Inn are looking forward to spring flowers! In fact, over the last few weeks, we have started looking for bird baths and garden statues to add to our growing gardens, and we are really getting anxious to hit the ground running when it comes to new gardening projects this spring.
That said, there are plenty of opportunities for spring skiing on the Maine Coast! Nearby Harris Farm in Dayton, ME got 12 inches of fresh snow recently and the trails are groomed and ready for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. So you can start the day with a walk on the beach and round out your day with a few miles on the snowy trails! There aren’t very many places where you can do that! But if you are looking for a little more elevation, some of the best East Coast skiing is just about 2 hours away – check out Sunday River or Bretton Woods at Mount Washington.
Despite the great skiing available, we are looking forward to all that springtime has to offer on the Maine Coast. Amazing opportunities for hiking, nature walking, and golf are just around the corner, but visitors never have to wait for beach walks, strolls through Dock Square, or incredible shopping and dining. So pack your bags and hit the road toward Kennebunkport and the Maine Coast!