Escape to Western Maine's White Mountains for Back Country Excursion's annual Mountain Biking Craft Brew Festival - and their Oktober Brewfestival! Here you'll find some of the Northeast's most sought-after singletrack, 30 miles of trails winding through lush forests and past glistening mountain lakes on a private reserve maintained by Back Country Excursions. After spending the day adventuring, unwind at the rustic mountain lodge compound with two nights of live music, a huge lobster bake around the campfire, and some of the best micro brewed beer in the country. Throughout the weekend you'll also enjoy homemade, energy-packed meals that include specialties prepared by the owner, Cliff - he even grows much of the food he serves at his onsite garden!
Maine is in the midst of a small-batch craft brew renaissance and during this weekend, you'll enjoy brews from renowned Maine breweries such as Lone Pine, Bissell Brothers, Nu Brewing, Foundation, and Allagash Brewing, to name a few. Each evening becomes a beer tasters' dream as representatives will pour generous samples of their top beers for you to enjoy as you watch live music each night from touring world-class musicians whose songs perfectly match the idyllic outdoor setting. Highly talented musicians and artists from all around the U.S. and abroad will perform Friday and Saturday evenings.
All riding levels are welcome and rides are geared and grouped according to rider ability, stamina, and comfort level, so you can either get your adrenaline fix or be carefully instructed by an expert guide on trails appropriately matched for your ability. The trail system offers a wide variety of terrain and elevations, suitable for every interest and skill level. There's even a 4,000 square foot Technical Terrain Park behind the lodge, complete with a few daring try-me stunts. High quality bikes and helmets are included in the package and Cliff's amazing skills clinic, which is rated best in the country, is also available upon request. And if you want to take a break from mountain biking, you always have the option to soak in the wood-fired hot tub or hop in a kayak or inner-tube and float in the warm clear waters of Long Pond. This event is one good time you do not want to miss!