Winter on the Byway


Fun in the Snow

Winter is a spectacular time of year to visit the Byway region. During the winter months, the area turns into a winter wonderland, with plenty of activities for the outdoor enthusiast.


There are hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails in the region that connect to over 12,000 miles of Maine’s ITS trail system.

Coburn Mountain in The Forks area features Maine’s highest groomed snowmobile trail, offering panoramic views of the western Maine mountains from an elevation of nearly 3,800 feet.

Nordic Skiing & Snowshoeing

Groomed trails on the Lakewood Golf Course are free for public use.

There’s access to the Maine Huts & Trails in West Forks for X-country skiing. Trek through the woods on snowshoes. Head into Moxie Falls to see the ice-covered falls.

Trail map for the golf course trails.

Downhill Skiing

Baker Mountain in Moscow is one of the oldest ski areas in Maine having started in 1930 by Allen Quimby, Jr of the Quimby Venner Mill.

T-bar with 5 trails.

Night skiing

40% of the mountain is for beginners and 60% for intermediate skiers.

Find more information on Facebook –  Baker Mountain Ski Tow Club

Baker Mtn Trails at Night
Night Skiing at Baker Mtn
Drone View of Baker Mtn
Trails at Baker Mtn in Moscow









Visitors will also find many ice-fishing, hiking, and hunting opportunities in the area. Follow animal tracks in the snow. Search for moose and deer sheds (antlers that have dropped off in the late fall).