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12 Mar March Snow Top 5 Snow Activities

March Snow

Snowy March for 2018 in Greenville, Maine. Looking for snow in March? You will find plenty here in Moosehead Lake Region of Maine. February warm up came too early and wondered if it would be an early Spring in Maine. Well, March came in like a lion, and several Nor’Easters hit New England states with high winds, snow and rain. As a result, inland and Northern Maine, has kept a snow base in the woods of approximately 14 inches of snow.   Add that to the 14 inches of snow that fell over the last few days and thats 2 feet plus of snow in March. The Cozy Moose Cabins has listed Top 5 March Snow Activities including wildlife watching at our cabins on Moosehead Lake. Winter storm warnings for “Skylar” the 3rd Nor’easter to hit Maine in last 2 weeks brining big time snow fall to Maine.

Spring Wildlife Watching Cabins

Wildlife Winter Guests

snowy winter vacation sports

snowmobiling back trails

Top 5 Snowy March Activities

Another round of snow is headed our way in next 2 days forecasted to dump 12 to 18 inches of snow. One forecaster stated get ready for it to snow and not stop. Spring may be around the corner, but in Moosehead Lake Region of Maine, we are gearing up for the best winter sports season. A time when snow conditions are perfect and temperatures are not subzero.

March Snow Much Fun winter vacation snowshoeing

  1. Go Snowmobiling – With temperatures at night going down below freezing, grooming of snowmobile trails has started up once again. Greenville, Maine had four groomers out the other day. Surrounding towns, and snowmobile clubs have also been out making for some awesome riding, perhaps, the best of conditions for 2018 due to a snow in March.  Explore our great snowmobile trails.
  2. Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding – Big Squaw Mountain is back with groomed trails for downhill skiing and snowboarding, new equipment rentals and trails. Learn more about Maine winter snow vacations. 
  3. Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing – Outdoor adventures in March planned for snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and winter hiking. This weekend brings a Winter Family Fun Day Lily Bay State Park on the trails – Free Skiing and snowshoeing equipment rentals, bonfire, hot dogs and hot chocolate.  Admission – $1.50 for ages 12 -64 for this Snowy Event Saturday, March 17, 2018.    In addition, Northwoods Wellness organizes group hikes throughout the season in the Moosehead Lake Region.
  4. Waterfall Hikes – Gaining popularity in the springtime as in March snow typically starts to melt and runoff waters freeze and re-freeze making for amazing sights. Get your snowshoes, ice grippers and stabilizer poles and plan ahead to experience a waterfall hike in the snow in March.
  5. Wildlife Sightings- Wildlife encounters should be more plentiful as the March snow base will be deeper in the woods than usual. Animals will tend to walk on snowmobile trails or packed trails to conserve energy. It also provides them with new sources of food being able to reach higher up on trees to eat tree growth as the buds have started to emerge.  Also a great time for winter bird watching as well. How about a spring snowmobile wildlife tour?
    Winter Moose Tours

    Winter Moose

 

March Snow Time and Wildlife

Snow time as we wait for it to start snowing again. Flakes and flurries are flying around outside as we write this. If you have not experienced “snow much fun” in the Spring, head to the Cozy Moose for an unforgettable Snow vacation in March. Cabins for rent at deal season rates for a snowy getaway. A winter wonderland escape to enjoy the March Snow.

 

Travel Resources for March Snow

Pine Tree Weather Forecast  Get lasted updates for Maine weather and  Snow Storm Skylar

 

 

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17 Aug Wild Maine Blueberries

Wild Maine Blueberries

Wild Maine Blueberries – August is Blueberry Season a time where it is harvest time in Maine. A fun thing to do in with the family harvesting Maine foodie delight to eat now or gather for winter delight.  For years, sporting camps serve up blueberry delights as the berries are free, and people love learning about the wild blueberries in Maine.

Wild Maine Blueberry Seasonwild Maine blueberries

Blueberries peak season is around mid August in Greenville, Maine. Roadside stands offer fresh blueberries that sell quickly at premium price well worth it packed with nutrition. You can find pick your own farm fields or go out in the woods and look for plants off hiking trails or logging roads as they grow wild in the Maine Woods.

Where to find Wild Blueberry Shrubs

Low shrub Maine Wild Blueberries can be found in fields with open tracts in cut fields along the edges and mountain ridges. A variety of low bush blueberry shrubs intermingle composing of various characteristics in the plants. That is why color, size, and flavors of Maine wild blueberries differ.

Learn How to Grow and Harvest Wild Maine Blueberries

Learn about wild blueberry shrubs and how to nurture them for a better yield. Simple and easy with great rewards.

Maine Blueberry Shrubs MaintenanceWild blueberry shrubs

Blueberry shrubs need to be maintained as other ground vegetation, tree seedlings and tree limbs will eventually take over and shrubs will eventually die.  This spring, I made an extra effort to prune back tree limbs, pulling small tree growth working the wild blueberry shrub patch to enable more sun to get a larger harvest of blueberries.

Wild Maine Blueberries

With little effort throughout the summer, the blueberry patch doubled in size. It is now about 30 ft by varying depth of 2 – 4 feet. The shrubs are healthy with abundant berries to pick.

Encourage Bees to Pollinate

In May, I start hardening my flower seeds started indoors to attract bees early. As season goes on, many bees continue to pollinate the beautiful light pink flowers of the blueberry bushes in my yard. Attract native bumblebees with garden blooms as they are great pollinators. Bees love, hollyhocks, coneflowers, zinnias, bee balm just to name a few.

Maine Living Harvesting Blueberries

So far blueberry low bush shrubs have yielded about 3 quarts of wild blueberries. Best to pick as they get ripe, so the plants unripened blueberries will grow bigger. Picking techniques from small rakes to hand picking. Some farms use more advanced methods.

Low bush wild Maine Blueberry plants fruit is now ripe and ready to harvest. Time to get out and get picking as blueberry season is here. The rewards having wild blueberry shrubs are many. For instance, they have twice the antioxidants of regular blueberries.

The blueberries are so small and delicate, I like to pick by hand pruning and weeding at the same time. Pick through and clean, freeze flat on paper plate in ziplock bag. A great recipe for creates a potent antioxidants of from the wild blueberry shrubs.

Picking Blueberries – Wild Blueberry Bush Identification

Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Blueberries

  1. Eat by the handfuls
  2. Make a Blueberry Coffee Cake
  3. Use frozen berries for smoothies
  4. Fresh berries with plain yogurt drizzle with honey
  5. Make a blueberry dipping sauce
  6. Blueberry Pie – easy to make
  7. Eat in cereal with milk
  8. Top oatmeal with blueberries drizzle with Maine Maple Syrup
  9. Blueberry Ice Cream Shake
  10. Blueberry Pancakes an all time favorite

Article by Heather Davis

The Cozy Moose – Maine Living helping others learn and enjoy the Maine way of life.

 

 

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