Northwest of Portland near Bethel, the Sunday River Cross Country Ski Center has 40km of groomed trails with skating lanes.
For nightlife, check out Matterhorn Ski Bar or Suds Pub.
Directions: Maine Turnpike to Exit 11 at Gray ME. Then SR26 North from Gray to Bethel. Next, SR2 East 3 miles to Sunday River Road (Sunday River Brew Co.). Turn left on Sunday River Road - 2 miles to Inn.
Overall, Sunday River XC Ski is the 5th most popular cross country ski area of all 13 Nordic ski destinations in Maine.