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Explore The Maine Outdoors

April 25, 2019 12:49 pm

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If being outdoors is your kind of getaway, then Bear Mountain Inn and the Barn in the lakes region of Waterford, Maine, should be your destination! Nestled at the base of Bear Mountain abutting the lake, Bear Mountain Inn is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate after a day of outdoor fun!

After a hearty Bear Mountain Inn breakfast, hit the property’s trails for a leisurely walk along the stream  or head to the nearby mountains for more a bit more challenging hike. You can choose from moderate to challenging terrain, including some of the most treacherous miles of Maine’s Appalachian Trail section. Take a short hike, or spend the day exploring the mountains. You’ll be taken in by the beauty of Maine and the spectacular mountain top views, and you may even spot some wildlife! If you want to see the top of Mt. Washington but the hike is too much, take your car up Mt. Washington Auto Road to see the views from the Northeast’s highest peak at 6,288 feet.

If you don’t see any wildlife, visit the bison and tour the farm for a fun experience your whole family will love.  

The fish seem to always be biting at the pond! Cast your line with borrowed poles from the Inn from the shore or jump in one of our kayaks, canoes or paddle boards. Motor boat rentals are also available at nearby Long Lake or Sebago. In the warmer months, take a refreshing swim!

Horseback riding stables are a short drive away; you can take in some car racing at the Oxford Plains Speedway, or golf at one of the nearby beautifully groomed golf courses.

Whatever you choose to do, Bear Mountain Inn and the Barn is waiting for your return where you can enjoy cocktails on the deck overlooking the lake or take a dip in the hot tub.   

From animals to train rides, the area surrounding Bear Mountain Inn has it all to entertain everyone you’re traveling with.

Spring Family Fun

March 29, 2019 10:49 pm

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April is the month that spring comes to life, schools take a vacation, and families are looking for a way to be outdoors after a long winter. Bear Mountain Inn and the Barn in Waterford, ME is an oasis for spring family fun.

It’s where families can stay in a quaint setting that feels like a home away from home, with so much to do outside the kids will forget they brought their electronics. With 25-acres surrounding the inn, kids will delight in using their imagination as they explore the 25-acres. Order a picnic lunch and embark on a family hike on the many well-marked trails through the woods. While April is too cold to swim, it’s never too cold for the fish to bite! Bear Mountain Inn provides fishing poles for kids to try their hand at casting at the serene lake at the edge of the property. Watch their excitement as they reel in a fish or two! If you prefer to be on the lake, try out the kayaks or canoes! Just a short drive from the Inn are stables for horseback trail riding.

If that all sounds like too much activity for you, settle into the adirondack chairs and watch your kids play on the sprawling lawn. Escape for a shopping trip in nearby Bridgton or North Conway where you’ll find outlets, local hand-craft shops and antiquing. Head out for a drive just a bit over an hour from Waterford to Portland or Freeport, ME for a variety of historical sites and shopping. Enjoy a movie at one of the nearby theaters, or challenge your family to a game of miniature golf. Enjoy dining at any one of the area restaurants offering cuisine to satisfy everyone.

End your day with a fire and s’mores at the Inn or a family soak in the hot tub.

Bear Mountain Inn and the Barn, an inn for all seasons, will give your family a vacation they’ll remember, begging to come back again!

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