Typical Trip Itinerary
Arrival Travel Day(s):
If you intend to travel to Maine solely for snowmobiling, I recommend using one of the following airports:
- Bangor, Maine (2 hours drive to lodge)
- Portland, Maine (2 1/2 hours drive to lodge)
With either of these choices, I recommend that you arrive at our Maine snowmobiling lodge on the same evening, by 10PM.
If you'd like to experience more of historical New England enroute to your snowmobiling adventure, I'd suggest considering flying into either:
- Boston, Massachusetts (4 1/2 hour drive to lodge)
- Manchester, New Hampshire (4 1/4 hour drive to lodge)
Both the Boston and the Manchester arrival options allow you to arrive, within an hour, at the Inn described in our Photo Gallery- located in a historical New Hampshire coastal town. This overnight stop can make your flight travel day more enjoyable by adding an opportunity to experience another portion of New England’s charm and beauty. There are a number of great dining choices within a two minute walk from the Inn and the following morning can be spent going for a short walk to explore the city’s quaint shops and architecture.
All four of these airports are excellent choices based on my many experiences with them. Quebec City, Canada is a fifth airport option- just under three hours from our snowmobiling lodge via a major highway, but I have no experience using that airport or highway, so I can't speak to it's ease of use.
Snowmobile Touring Days: (Four day package is recommended)
Hot cook-to-order breakfast in the lodge's dining room.
Begin riding by 9AM.
Hot lunch at a remote lodge or in-town restaurant.
Return to lodge for dinner by 5 - 6PM, tailored to the group’s desires.
Riding after dinner is available for those who still have the energy, or for those who don't, you can enjoy the warmth of the fire and some SledHead fellowship in the lodge's lounge.
Departure Travel Day(s):
Depart lodge by 10AM, return to airport on your own schedule, or...
If your group chooses to use Boston or Manchester airports and adds a SledHead Ventures escorted New England tour to the end of their trip, then lunch will be enroute to a historical New Hampshire coastal town. This overnight stop can make the return flight travel day more enjoyable and adds an opportunity to experience another portion of New England’s charm and beauty. By 3PM you’ll be settled in your well appointed room in a 130-year-old Victorian Inn. Next, you’ll enjoy an afternoon of sight seeing and shopping on quaint streets nestled between historic brick and granite structures. We’ll gather for a 5PM cocktail hour overlooking the tugboats and lobster boats in the town’s harbor, then dinner will be two blocks away in a traditional New England fine dining venue. After dinner we’ll walk another two blocks to a pub where the same Celtic band has been playing every Friday night for 23 years. If you choose to stay past nine, another band will take the stage. The Inn is only a few blocks from all three of the evening’s venues, so you can retire at your leisure. A second night at the Inn can be added, allowing a full day of sightseeing, escorted by SledHead Ventures, at your option. Please see our Photo Galleries page and call Mike for an explanation of the details.
All three lodging varieties (SledHead Chalet, Main Lodge Rooms, and Cabins) for your nights at the snowmobiling destination are equally well appointed with a warm, inviting décor and cozy pillow-top mattresses. All seven buildings were newly constructed between fall of 2010 and spring of 2011. In fact, you may notice that, in my zeal to show you snow-laden pictures (see Photo Galleries page), some porch railings aren’t yet installed and some trim hasn’t been painted yet. However, I can assure you that all construction has now been completed with exceptional Yankee craftsmanship. Hardware, furnishings, plumbing and electrical fixtures are as nice as you’ll find in fine homes.
This lodging has both cellular coverage and true highspeed WiFi provided. For those of you that have to stay connected, you’ll be glad that I made this part of my minimum requirement list for us. Both services can be difficult to find in any wilderness area. Cell coverage while on the trails will only be found during some lunch stops.
Please go to the Photo Gallery page to see more descriptions and detailed photos of lodging choices: