If you are starting to make plans for the 2012 season this winter, you might want to give the Maine Huts and Trails system some thought. Miles of trails designed for hiking, trail running, mountain biking and nordic skiing. Very comfortable lodging. Great meals. Shuttle services. Monthly programs and events.
By the way there is some pretty good fishing surrounding the huts also. These huts are well suited for the novice and experienced fisherman alike. We will be running another fly fishing school at the Grand Falls hut this season. We are also available throughout the season (April-November) for half and multi day trips.
Give them a shout this winter to learn more. Better yet jump on one of the trails for a day trip and enjoy some of the newly arrived snow.
Speaking of huts. We've had the pleasure of staying in quite a few backcountry shelters over the years. From alpine huts, rangers cabins, yurts, lean tos (N.E. ones being our least favorite), bunk houses and hunting/fishing camps. They all have been a unique lodging experience. If you've ever thought of building your own little get away hovel check out Cabin Porn for some inspiration.
Stay warm and stoke that wood stove some more.