#AtoZChallenge | N is for the Noyes Trail in Norway and Skiing Past Tense

I use to ski. If there were a way to make that statement not just past tense, but past-past tense it would be more accurate. It has been at least thirty-five years since I skied last but I have fond memories of being on the slopes even if my first attempt did result in frostbite. Fortunately, my toes thawed.

My childhood best friend’s family skied every weekend and I was lucky enough to tag along on many trips to the ski resort. There was also an active ski club in my high school. Every Friday night, we headed to the mountain. Skiing is big in Maine.

Although I’ve only tried downhill skiing, cross-country skiing is also a popular winter option.  We hiked at the Roberts Farm Preserve in Norway recently. This 165 acre preserve has a series of cross country ski trails for all skill levels.  We were there for winter hiking since, as is probably clear by now, I’m not a skier.  They offer one winter trail, The Noyes Trail, for snowshoeing and hiking. It circles the preserve intersecting with the cross country trails here and there.

It’s a fairly short trail, just under two miles, but you get some great views of Lake Pennesseewassee with the Mountains in the background. There is also a warming hut on the property that is open on weekends. I learned after our visit that you can borrow cross-country skies or snowshoes for free from the warming hut.

We’ll have to give that a try the next time we visit. Maybe there is more skiing in my future after all.

Do you like to ski?

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I’m participating in a Blogging A-Z Challenge for April 2018. I will be posting new content every day this month except most Sundays. Each post is associated with a letter of the alphabet, starting with A and ending with Z. My theme for the challenge is Winters in Maine. To read more of my A to Z posts, click HERE.


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Place Noyes Trail – Roberts Farm Preserve
Address 64 Roberts Road, Norway, Maine
Winter Scene Cross Country Ski Trails
Website Western Foothills Land Trust
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21 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge | N is for the Noyes Trail in Norway and Skiing Past Tense

  1. jazzfeathers says:

    I have never skied in my life, but I’d love to try. Especially in such beautiful place as Norway. I’ve never been there either, but people who has gone say it’s a beautiful country.
    One day, I hope 🙂
    In the meanwhile, I lov eyour photos.

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    • Weekends in Maine says:

      I would love to get to Norway someday too. This is actually a trail in Norway, Maine.

      There is an iconic sign in Maine that shows you the distance to a variety of towns in the state – Norway, Paris, Denmark, Naples, Sweden, Poland, Mexico, Peru and China.

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  2. Melanie Crouse says:

    My older kids and my husband all enjoy downhill skiing but I haven’t tried it since I was a lot younger. I do enjoy cross country skiing though, but in recent years I’ve really fallen in love with snow shoeing. That’s my winter thing.
    Melanie’s Stories

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  3. sizzlesue15 says:

    I once tried skiing at a school camp and was hopeless. I would love to visit Norway and the fjiords just glorious. Thanks for more beautiful photos and have a great day! xx
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

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  4. lindamaycurry says:

    I have skied twice. I didn’t get past snow ploughing. Then I had children. It is so expensive to ski here in Australia. The children skied a bit with camps and school excursions. Now my son lives near the snowfields he skies a few times a year. I’m afraid I’m a head north to the warm sort of person in winter.

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  5. Tamara Gerber-Stutz says:

    I’m Swiss, so I kind of *have* to ski. My best skiing memories are of high school and college ski camps. In the meantime I haven’t skied in almost 20 years, though. I’m a “I want perfect conditions” kind of skier: sun, warm temps, blue sky, few people, no waiting in line – which is pretty impossible to achieve 😉

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