Cross-country skiing has been part of Five Fields Farm for a decade. Our apple operation is smaller now and we enjoy sharing our location with others in the winter season. An elevation of 850 feet places us on the right side of the “snow line”. When it snows in the foothills of the White Mountains, we usually have to shovel. Parking is where we formerly loaded trucks of fruit. Prepare for your outing or warm up in our winterized retail stand. We have rental equipment in all sizes including snowshoes. The trail system starts on our back lawn, and totals 27 K. Looping around the orchards, it connects with the logging roads, and links with lands owned by abutters, including the Loon Echo Land Trust on Bald Pate Mountain.
While groomed trails do not extend to the summit, snowshoe hikers and more adventuresome skiers regularly make the 20 minute back-country trek for a view to the horizon including numerous ponds, lakes, and on clear days Mt. WashingtonTrails are largely one way, with bi-directional skiing only where absolutely necessary. Guidance and terrain is available to start the inexperienced, and the trail system is designed such that new skiers will rapidly be able to access all portions.
Our family at Five Fields Farm looks forward to providing you with the finest Maine apples and an enjoyable recreational experience.
Family Orchard growing classic Maine apples and a variety of other fruits and vegetable from asparagus to peaches. We’re fresh and seasonal with our farm stand, cider mill, sunflower labyrinth, hayride farm tour, pleasant breezes, stunning mountain views, you-pick strawberries, blueberries, apples, and pumpkins.
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