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Important Notice
The Maine Legislature has banned the bringing of firewood into Maine. ( Sec. 1. 12 MRSA § 8307)
    Also the practice of transporting firewood for a distance of more than 50 miles from home, even within the state is discouraged.
This is due to the threat of invasive insects that are transported in the firewood.
     Out of respect for the landowner and the north woods, we no longer allow firewood to be brought into camp in order to protect the forest from invasive insects.
     We do have firewood for sale at the office. For more information please click on the link.


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Winter at Frost Pond Camps....
Due to foresty management harvesting in the area, we will not be open to take winter guests this season. 
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Winter in the North Maine Woods at Frost Pond Camps is very different than the other seasons.

During the winter months there are only 2 housekeeping cabins open and the large private bunkhouse.

You will experience a whole new world up here in the winter.  The quiet that can be experienced here in the winter is phenomenal.  The snow on the ground and on the trees absorb sound like you would not believe.  If you are lucky enough to be here during a snowstorm you may find a quiet that you have never felt before.

If it is a storm with just heavy snow and no wind, you will hear as well as feel the stillness.  Of course if the wind it blowing you will hear that in the trees and the snow pelting the windows of your cabin.

What to do in the winter months.....

Folks who have stayed here in the winter have undertaken a number of different activities.  Some folks come to ice fish nearby Chesuncook Lake, (Frost Pond is closed to ice fishing) some come to venture out on snow shoes, some get in a bit of cross country skiing and some just come to enjoy the quiet and read a book or play a few old fashioned board games.

Usually there are eagles around, fisher, coyote, pine marten, fox, snowshoe hare and a number of winter birds to observe.  Folks will walk out the road to see what may have passed by during the nighttime hours.  Fresh tracks are bound to be found, even those of the lynx and otters show up at times!

There are not any snowmobile trails located near the camps, so we are not a snowmobile go-to spot.  Although people have brought their sleds and trailered them to ITS trails nearby to enjoy that recreation opportunity, it is not the main activity here during the winter. 

Ice fishermen do come to fish the nearby lakes and ponds, but they do have to trailer their machines to get there.  Snowmobiles are not allowed on the plowed roads, even into camp.

At some point during the winter months we do have the Women's Only Snowshoe weekend.  We go out on an exploring hike around the area, cook lunch over an open fire on the trail and just spend the day learning about Nature and takeing photos.

Snowshoeing and relaxing are the two main activities here during the winter months. 


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