JEFFERSON — Midcoast Conservancy’s Hidden Valley Nature Center offers outdoor activities such as skiing, snowshoeing or fat tire bicycling.

The center has nearly 30 miles of trails, ranging from wide boulevards to winding, challenging routes. Most trails are groomed regularly, but there is plenty of back-country style access as well, according to a news release from the center.

New trails are developed annually, so even veteran skiers or hikers will find new pathways on return visits. The trail network is family friendly, offering broad trails that invite novice skiers to test their skills and a warm-up room at the barn for breaks between runs.

For those looking for an extended winter adventure, the four huts and one yurt at the center provide an overnight winter camping experience that is accessible for the midcoast area. The cabins and yurt are equipped with woodstoves and firewood, as well as a pot or pan, tea kettle, and table and chairs. Some have bunks or cots, others sleeping lofts, and each has an outhouse nearby. For more informatin or to reserve a hut, visit

Also, a full calendar of winter programming, from children’ ski clinics to snowshoe owl prowls to fat tire bike demonstrations.

The 6th annual Liberal Cup Biathlon is set for March 26. The day will include nordic skiing and target shooting open to individuals and teams, with an emphasis on fun; skiers of all skill levels, everyone receives instruction on using the air rifles from trained instructors.

For more information or to register, visit or call 389-5150.

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