To escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the city, head to Newry. The welcoming town in Maine is a paradise for outdoorsy people looking to enjoy nature. It's also a great year-round vacation destination, being home to a great ski resort in the winter, as well as adventure activities for warmer days.
Hiking tends to be centered around the Step Falls Preserve, with tons of beautiful trails and the stunning Screw Auger Falls. During the winter, vacationers make their way to Sunday River Ski Resort -- one of the largest ski resorts in the state of Maine -- to brave the second largest vertical drop in the state! In the summer, the resort welcomes walkers in the mountain, while ski lift rides and a zip-line boast incredible views over the area. If you're looking for something a little calmer, head to the Sunday River Country Club to practice your swing in the peaceful environment.
For hiking and getting outdoors, the best time to visit Newry is from May to September. For skiing, arrive in the winter months.