The mountains and foothills of western Maine can be truly a winter wonderland, featuring some of the finest winter terrain in the Eastern United States. Join Registered Maine Guide Doug Dunlap on thirty-four excursions for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or both, from quiet forest and lakeside treks to mountain ascents. Included are trips on groomed trails at outdoor centers such as Rangeley Lakes Trail Center and Sugarloaf Outdoor Center that also offer rentals and lessons; as well as routes in wild lands, such as Bigelow Preserve. It’s all rounded out with maps, photographs, and practical tips on everything from winter safety to proper gear to bringing children or the family dog along. There’s even information on forging your own trail and traveling at night by moonlight.