The New England Outdoor Center is located just miles from the south entrance of Baxter State Park and Mt. Katahdin and provides plenty of terrain for cross country skiing. Hiking trails quickly become blanketed with snow and provide for a great trek through the woods or out in the open wilderness.

This year, the New England Outdoor Center, based in Millinocket, Maine announced the four-season outdoor resort has cleared more land this fall to open 10 kilometers of cross country skiing trails as well as snowshoeing routes throughout the property. The 10 kilometers of trails were designed by preeminent designer and Olympian John Morton. The terrain, featuring views of Black Cat Mountain will be cleared and maintained by the New England Outdoor Center and used for both skating and classic skiing.

John Morton is the founder and a Principal of Morton Trails, involved in the design of over 100 trail projects across the United States and abroad. A seven-time Olympic participant, twice as an athlete for the US Biathlon Team and most recently as Chief of Course for Biathlon events at the Salt Lake City Olympics (2002), John began designing trails in 1989 after eleven years as head coach for the Dartmouth College Ski Team. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and served in the US Army in South Vietnam, released from active service at rank of Captain in 1972. In addition to remaining a competitive runner and skier, John is a frequent commentator on Vermont Public Radio and author of the novel Medal of Honor.

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Download the NEOC XC Trail map here.