The Impulsive Traveler: Details, Maine dog-sledding

November 26, 2012
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GETTING THERE

US Airways offers nonstop flights from Reagan National to Portland, Maine, with mid-January fares starting at $200 round trip. Newry is about 70 miles northwest of Portland. Mahoosuc Guide Service can help coordinate ride shares from the airport.

WHERE TO STAY

Lodging is provided while on the trail, but most overnight trips begin with a 7 p.m. meeting the night before the trip; accommodation is not included for this first night. Special rates are available at the following B&Bs and motels in nearby Bethel, or contact Mahoosuc Guide Service to stay in the on-site farmhouse or timber-frame lodge.

Rivendell House

16 Park St., Bethel

207-824-0508

www.rivendellhouse.com

Traditional 150-year-old New England farmhouse bed-and-breakfast. Rooms from $100.

Waterford Inn

258 Chadbourne Rd., Waterford

207-583-4037

www.waterfordinn.com

Nineteenth-century farmhouse inn in the Oxford Hills and Lakes region. Rooms from $125.

Mahoosuc Farmhouse

1513 Bear River Rd., Newry

207-824-2073

www.mahoosuc.com

Two rooms available in a 100-year-old farmhouse; $50 per night includes breakfast.

Mahoosuc Timberframe Lodge

1513 Bear River Rd., Newry

207-824-2073

www.mahoosucmountainlodge.com

Two bunkrooms available, plus a dining room, a lounging area and views of the Mahoosuc mountains; $45 per night includes breakfast.

WHERE TO EAT

Millbrook Tavern & Grille at The Bethel Inn Resort

21 Broad St., Bethel

207-824-2175

www.bethelinn.com

Casual dining and live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights; entrees from $11.

WHAT TO DO

Mahoosuc Guide Service

1513 Bear River Rd., Newry

207-824-2073

www.mahoosuc.com

Tours weekly through April 17, ranging from day trips ($275 per person) to 10-day cultural trips ($6,110, including airfare from Montreal). E-mail info@mahoosuc.com for information.

INFORMATION

www.bethelmaine.com

L.J.W.

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