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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Go Beyond the Lobster in Maine


3. What to Do

Left: Sip Chardonnay and blueberry wine in your snowshoes at Cellardoor Vineyard. Right: Toast marshmallows by moonlight at Aldermere Farm.  

Try the tart blueberry wine at Cellardoor Winery, made by Maine-born winemaker Aaron Peet. Tasting-room manager CC (Aaron’s wife) arranges private tours of the 1790s barn and vineyard. Snag a bottle of Syrah for the 30-minute snowshoe trail up Cameron Mountain, where you’ll find a windswept blueberry barren with views of Megunticook Lake.

Schedule your trip around a full-moon tour of Aldermere Farm. The guided excursion ends with hot cocoa, s’mores, and a bonfire overlooking Penobscot Bay. By day, take advantage of year-round classes ranging from Sap-to-Syrup to Raising Beef Cattle — the farm is known for its grazing fields of Belted Galloway cows.

Learn to spit-roast Maine game birds, cook with stale bread, and infuse vodka from ex-Brooklynite Annemarie Ahearn—a veteran of Blue Hill’s kitchen—at Saltwater Farm. After class, join Annemarie and her dogs, Moose and Moxie, for a twenty-minute snowshoe hike down the bluffs.

Published on Mar 4, 2010 as a web exclusive.

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