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Nordic Heritage Center Offers Free Cross Country Skiing Trails in Presque Isle Maine

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Maine cross country skiing trail (photo, courtesy of Maine Office of Tourism)

If you are looking for developed cross country skiing trails in Maine that don’t break the bank, then the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle should keep your budget from icing over.

This beautiful facility, located in unspoiled and frequently pristine Aroostook County, features a 6,500-square-foot lodge, 20 kilometers of cross-country trails and a 30-point biathlon range, operated by the nonprofit Nordic Heritage Sport Club. Its facilities include a separate wax building with 26 wax rooms.

According the the Nordic Heritage Center web site, the trails are free of charge. With early morning to mid-evening trail operation, a lodge that is staffed and with cross country ski rentals available, the Nordic Heritage Center might be far away in northern Maine but close to the heart of a cross country skiing lover!

For more information — including year-round recreation activities — log onto the Nordic Heritage Center web site.

Editor’s note: thanks to the Maine Office of Tourism for this terrific cross country skiing tip!

Cross Country Skiing Humor of the Day:: “Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.” – Steven Wright, famous comedian from the great New England town of Burlington, Mass.



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