23. Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Why go: Maine’s isolation at the tip of the east coast makes it the perfect spot for indulging in some of your favorite winter activities—minus the crowds. Grafton Notch State Park in Maine’s Mahoosuc Mountain Range spans 3,192 acres, some of which cross Maine’s Appalachian Trail. Snowshoers, cross-country skiers, and snowmobilers can all take advantage of the trails. The popular snowmobile route ITS 82 runs from Andover to New Hampshire’s Trail 18, and hikers can enjoy panoramic views of the park from Table Rock at 4,180 feet above sea level.
Where to stay: The Bethel Inn Resort looks exactly like the kind of resort you’d want to kick back at in the mountains. It’s close to the Sunday River Ski Resort, which boasts New England’s most dependable snow, and is just a 20-minute drive to the park.
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