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Find a Year-Round Active Retirement Lifestyle in Maine

There are so many amazing opportunities to get outside and enjoy the abundant beauty our state of Maine has to offer. One of the best parts about living here is that, with four true seasons, we get to experience a multitude of climates and weather, allowing for a diverse range of activities all-year round. For an active retirement lifestyle in Maine, the best way to enjoy it is to roll with the seasons!


There is something about the end of winter that is truly magical. Maybe it’s because Maine is notorious for its cold weather and snow – whatever the reason may be, watching life renew itself with lush green grass, full trees and vivid blooms makes the winter season worth it time and time again.

It goes without saying, the best way to get outside this time of year is to hit the trails! There are so many opportunities for beautiful walks when the weather starts to get nice, it can be hard to choose! Here are a few of our favorites in the area:

  • Chebeague & Cumberland Land TrustCumberland
  • Mackworth Island, Falmouth
  • Eastern Promenade, Portland
  • Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport
  • Fore River Sanctuary, Portland


Nothing is sweeter than Maine in the summertime, especially on the coast! The balmy, sunny weather, salty sea air and cries of the seagulls is a nostalgia all its own. And where better to spend the dog days of summer at the beach? Whether you prefer to spend your beach days swimming in the ocean, playing games like bocce or volleyball, shell hunting or simply strolling and enjoying the view, there is something for everyone. Some great local beaches to check out include:

  • Goose Rocks Beach, Kennebunkport
  • Ogunquit Beach, Ogunquit
  • Crescent Beach State Park, Cape Elizabeth
  • Scarborough Beach State Park, Scarborough
  • Pine Point Beach, Scarborough
  • Broad Cove Reserve, Cumberland
  • Popham Beach State Park, Phippsburg
  • Reid State Park, Georgetown


As the weather cools off and the leaves begin to change, it signals the beginning of a new chapter. Take advantage of the crisp air and go on a hike you’re sure never to forget. Walking through the bold, fiery hues of autumn leaves in Maine is absolutely breathtaking. Regardless of your preferred hiking level, from beginning to advanced, there are nearly endless options for you to choose from. A few gorgeous hiking mountains we’d recommend include:

  • Bradbury Mountain State Park, Pownal
  • Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor
  • Mount Katahdin, Baxter State Park, Millinocket
  • Mount Battie, Camden
  • Tumbledown Mountain, Weld
  • Mount Bigelow, Stratton


The cold, snowy winters in Maine are synonymous with one thing for active seniors: skiing! Whether you prefer cross-country or downhill, there is a ski trail for you. It really is the best way to get your blood pumping and feel-good endorphins flowing during the chilly months. Of course, snowshoeing is another great option to enjoy the crisp air and bright blue skies of winter in Maine!

If you enjoy downhill skiing, try:

  • Sugarloaf Mountain, Carrabassett Valley
  • Sunday River Resort, Bethel
  • Mt. Abram, Greenwood
  • Shawnee Peak, Bridgton

If you enjoy cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, try:

  • Five Fields Farm, Bridgton
  • Bethel Nordic Ski Center, Bethel
  • Carter’s X-C Ski Center, Oxford
  • Falmouth Community Center, Falmouth
  • Pineland Farms, New Gloucester

Are you interested in a blissful, active retirement lifestyle in Maine? Contact us at Cumberland Crossing by OceanView today to learn about all the benefits of our community!