St. Patrick's Day Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Snow fun…for families and soloists

LISA KRISTOFF, Tue, 01/25/2022 – 10:00am, Boothbay Register

“Winter is going to be a season of flip-flop conditions with notable polar coaster swings in temperatures!” So saith this year’s Farmer’s Almanac website. It was the “polar coaster” bit that got my attention.

Break out the sleds, saucers, snowshoes, skis … and Yak Traxx (or some such gripping devices) on the bottoms of winter boots would be in order, too. And bundle up for that polar weather!

Now, there are a lot of ice-skating fans among us. Given this, they know where to go to get their skate on. But in case you don’t or are looking for somewhere new, I’ve got suggestions! First off, make sure the ice is safe to dance and spin and glide on. In speaking with Christine Selman at Boothbay Region Land Trust, the Facebook group Maine and NH Skating and Ice Report was named a good resource. It is a private group, but all you have to do is ask to join! I got in … just saying …

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