Maine Forest Yurts – Durham, Maine


As we made our way toward mid-June and still hadn’t been campingย a trip to Maine Forest Yurts seemed like the perfect way to enjoy a night away without much effort. We hadn’t been before, but had received a gift certificate for Christmas and were eager to check it out. Less than an hour away from South Portland, it was the perfect combination of being not too far away, while still feeling like we were completely removed from our every day lives.

Located in Durham, Maine Forest Yurts is easily accessible from both Southern and Midcoast Maine. If camping isn’t really your thing, or you’re looking for a little more luxury than setting up a sleeping bag on the ground, this is a fantastic place to really get away from it all without giving up the comforts of more modern accommodations. There’s a fully functional gas stove, solar powered lighting, water provided for washing dishes and showering, and an outhouse right outside the door. We stayed in The Zen Den, the newest of the property’s three yurts, which can easily accommodate up to six people. It even had that “new yurt” smell to remind us that we were lucky to be visiting during its first few months of life.

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One Hour Outing: Winnick Woods – South Portland, Maine

Winnick Woods

Location: Follow Sawyer Rd. south from the intersection with 77, a little over a mile. Parking area will be on the left.
Dog friendly: Yes, dogs are allowed off leash.
Parking: Small parking lot, fills up quickly on busy days.
Open year round. Trails open to hiking, mountain biking, skiing and snowshoeing.

Since we brought Copper into our lives last winter, weโ€™ve had the opportunity to visit lots of new outdoor spots and explore old favorites in a whole new way.ย 

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