The Four Seasons property is located in Madawaska, which directly borders Canada and is one of the northernmost towns in the state. It presents cross-country skiers with nearly nine miles of groomed trails, most of which are easy or moderately difficult and include both skate and classic lanes. The property is owned and operated by the Four Seasons Trail Association, a nonprofit organization committed to promoting high-quality recreational opportunities and improving their hometown of Madawaska.
At the northern point of the trail network is a modern lodge facility that offers ski and snowshoe rentals. The popular 1.2-mile Acadia FCU Loop was the site of the 2010 SuperTour sprint race finals, which included some of the best Nordic skiers in the country. Night skiing is available on the first half the Deprey Loop. Additionally, the Four Seasons property houses 7.5 miles of snowshoe trails, including the 6.4-mile Marathon Loop that winds around most of the property.
True to its name, the Four Seasons Trail network also offers great hiking and biking opportunities during the warmer months of the year. Its status as a well-developed, popular outdoor recreation area has been highly beneficial to the economy and community of Madawaska. The Land for Maine’s Future program supported a 46-acre addition to the property in 2009.
Birdwatching, Cross-country Skiing & Snowshoeing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Nature Study, Walking
Northern Maine – Aroostook
From Route 1 in Madawaska, turn left onto 6th Avenue, right onto Gerard Street, and then left onto 7th Avenue. Turn left onto Spring Street and pull into the parking lot.