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Late February Family Visit

Adelaide, Australia
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Late February Family Visit

Hi all - hoping someone can help with ideas! We're Aussies who love escaping our awful summers for a few weeks of snow, freezing cold and wintry weather, and are heading to New York in Mid February. We want to head up to Niagara falls, Montreal then down into Maine (or reverse the whole thing!), and am looking for advice on which area would be best to stay in Maine? We'd love to shack up for a few days in a house/cottage in an area where the kids can sled, snowshoe, and play about in the snow. We don't ski - the snow is enough of a novelty for us! We'd love to do a few daytrips, or just hang out. Maine is HUGE and I'm finding it hard to work out which area will give us the best chance of snow and winter wonderland weather. Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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1. Re: Late February Family Visit

Niagara, Montreal, and Maine are all beautiful in winter. You will get your fill of cold. We love Rangely in western Maine. There's a ski resort there with family friendly learn to ski programs, snowboarding, and other activities. There is also sledding, snowshoeing, ice skating, dog sledding, a marker for midway between equator and North Pole, lots of winter things. One other thing I highly recommend if its not too far out of your way is the ice hotel outside Quebec City. It's amazing, unique and well worth it. We saw one in Alaska as well that was nothing compared to the one in Quebec.

Edited: 26 October 2013, 01:39
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2. Re: Late February Family Visit

Oh wow that's brilliant - thanks so much for that! I didn't know about the ice hotel. We were in Fairbanks in Alaska last year for the World Ice Carving championships and that was amazing so the ice hotel would be right up our alley! Am re-planning holiday as we speak. Rangeley sounds perfect....... excited. Thanks so much!!!

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3. Re: Late February Family Visit

Bethel Maine might be a good choice too. Check out bethelinn.com

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Thats good to hear as we were looking around Bethel too! Thanks for the advice :)

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