Four Seasons - Ski Network

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Four Seasons offers a modern lodge facility, 11.5 km of Nordic ski trails, a Kid’s Terrain Park, and a Sliding Hill with a ski-through tunnel. Beautiful snowshoe trails weave within the ski system. Ski and snowshoe rentals are available in the lodge.
Trail Activity
Length
7.4 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy, Moderate
Town
Madawaska
Surface
Grass, Groomed Snow
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

There are 11.5 km (7.4 miles) of groomed trails at Four Season Center that offer something for everyone from beginners to the world's top athletes.

Acadia FCU Loop (1.2 miles, moderate): This trail rolls through the fields south of the lodge and includes the terrain used for the sprint race at 2010 SuperTour Finals.

Baker's Bluff (0.7 miles one-way, easy to advanced): This trail climbs through the forest from the outer point of the Lodge Loop up to the Madawaska Loop. This is the easiest route up to the Madawaska Loop and Nadeau's Meadow.

Cross Loop (1.1 miles one-way, moderate to advanced): This trail departs from the St. John Loop to take users down toward the Acadian Cross. The return climb is long and steep in sections. This trail for intended for advanced skiers. Though this trail does not quite reach the Acadian Cross, a short departure from the trail will take users to the well-known landmark and is well worth the effort.

Four Seasons Trail (0.85 miles one-way, moderate): This section of trail leads from the Madawaska Loop back down to the Lodge Trail. This is a section of the original Four Seasons Trail from before the lodge was built. It is primarily downhill, and includes some moderately technical corners.

Lodge Loop (0.6 miles, easy): This is an ideal trail for beginners. It is short and features gentle terrain. It leaves the lodge and take users up through the woods to the edge of the old stadium before looping back to the current stadium.

Madawaska Loop (0.45 miles, easy): It is also called Flag Loop. Though skiers must climb to reach this trail, it is a flat, easy loop made by taking cut-offs known to locals as the flag cut-off and crossover A. The trail offers a reprieve from climbing after Baker's Bluff that meanders through wooded terrain.

Nadeau's Meadow Loop (0.3 miles, easy): This trail departs from the Four Seasons Trail and winds through a picturesque meadow on gently rolling terrain.

Scream Hill (0.3 miles one-way, advanced): This is an alternative to climbing Baker's Bluff on the Madawaska Trail. It is a long, steep hill that was used in the original high school race course.

St. John Loop (1.6 miles, moderate): The St. John Loop takes skiers through wooded terrain out to a section of open field with views toward the St. John River and Canada. This trail includes the reroute of the former Green Pail cutoff, and is also known as the Power Line Trail.

Other Information

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This trail passes through a property that was acquired in part with funds from the Land for Maine’s Future program. For more information about the LMF program and the places it has helped to protect, please visit the LMF webpage.

Trail Manager

Visit Four Seasons Trail Association online for more information or contact:

Four Seasons Trail Association
PO Box 313
425 Spring Street
Madawaska, ME 04756
Phone: (207) 433-5805
jandreau@roadrunner.com
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Trailhead Information

From US Route 1 (Main Street) in downtown Madawaska go up Legion Street. Turn left on St. Thomas Street and then take the third right onto 7th Ave. Go 0.6 miles and turn left near the top of the hill onto Spring Street (note, Google Maps mistakenly labels this Winter Street). Following Spring Street another 0.2 miles brings you to the Four Seasons Lodge on the right.

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