Phippsburg, Maine Community Profile Series: Winter Activities

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Maine Real EstateWelcome back to the Phippsburg Community Profile Series!  I've noticed that a lot of people are under the impression that Maine winters are dark, dreary, and only good for inside activities.  Well...think again!  Now if you want to spend the days curled up in front of the fire with a good book, then that is certainly an option!  But if you're looking for something to do there's plenty to pick from!

How about ice fishing?  It is a huge sport in Phippsburg and actually is one of my favorite things to do!  Bundled up, out on the ice just as the sun comes up, clutching a thermos of coffee, and trudging out to the "secret spot", is something that will stay with you forever.  Holes are drilled...traps are set..and everyone settles back to watch.  Fish stories are traded, fires are built, everyone gets comfortable, and then BAM!  A flag goes up!  Maine Real EstateNothing is funnier than watching 10 adults, each sporting about 20 layers of clothing, trying to run across the ice and beat the other to the fish.  Myself included!  The Phippsburg Sportsman's Club holds its annual fishing derby every February. The prizes are huge and the crowds are too, so if you plan to join us get there early! There are numerous ponds with prize winning fish, including Center Pond, Sprague Pond, Wattuh Pond, and Winnegance Pond.  Where do I fish? That's a secret....

Not into fishing?  How about some good old-fashioned sledding? Just ask a native where the sledding hill is....everyone will know what you're talking about and point you in the right direction.  But not before giving you pointers about which sled to take, how to make it go even faster than usual, and what happened to George the last time he went down on the west side of the hill.  So allow for at least a 20 minute dialogue when you ask for directions...Maine Real Estate

What about cross-country skiing?  There are numerous preserves in Phippsburg which offer trails for skiing or snowshoeing. It's very peaceful, quiet, and odds are you'll see plenty of deer and maybe a moose or two!

Like the beach?  I guarantee you it won't be crowded!  It's a great time of year to see the sights, watch the wave action, and find some serious shells!  Did I mention the 20 layers of clothing?

Okay..so you want to stay inside?  How about joining us for one of the public suppers?  The best food, company, and conversation you'll ever find!  Once a month you can attend family movie night at the elementary school...a movie, popcorn, and drinks for $1.00 a person!  Attend story hour at the library, join the book club, sit in on a presentation at the Historical Society, or attend craft fairs at the Fire Hall.  The possibilities are endless!

I hope I've dispelled some of the rumors about wintertime in Maine!  Feel free to contact The Hershey Home Team if you'd like more information on any of these activities.  And, as always, if you're interested in buying a home in Phippsburg, call  The Hershey Home Team!   

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Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC
Hi Barbara,
I must get up to Maine....New Hampshire is as far that way as I have been.  Curling up with a good book, a cup of something hot in front of a fire sounds wonderful to me right now.  But, I am sure all the outside activities are great.  As my Dad always says, "you can deal with the cold fine, if you dress for it".  
Feb 20, 2008 09:55 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Barb... Very Nice Piece!  I'm hot blooded but Maine is certainly one of the places where I feel the bone chilling cold.  As you noted it's all a matter of properly layering.
Feb 20, 2008 10:38 PM #2
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Barbara Hershey
Bath, ME
Realtor, Maine Real Estate

Dan: Thanks!  I'm a southern girl myself, but I have gotten used to the cold.  As you mentioned it's all about layering. The old timers have a method of layering that works for them.  It involves a layer of coffee..a layer of Baileys...a layer of coffee...a layer of Baileys...etc.  That'll keep your blood warm!  Thanks for stopping by!

Feb 21, 2008 02:11 AM #3
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Barbara Hershey
Bath, ME
Realtor, Maine Real Estate
Cynthia: Yes...come to Maine!  The fire's blazing, the coffee's on..and I've got a full bookshelf waiting for you! Once you've gotten rid of that cough we can hit the sledding hill! :)
Feb 21, 2008 02:17 AM #4
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Lisa Rapose
ReDesign To Sell (TM) - Woodstock, CT
Barbara...  Congratulations, you hidden gem, you...  I look forward to getting the low-down on Maine from you...  (BTW, please be sure to discuss SUMMER fun...that's when I'd likely make the trip...)
Feb 21, 2008 11:30 PM #5
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Barbara Hershey
Bath, ME
Realtor, Maine Real Estate
Lisa:  Thank you!  I'll definitely be discussing summer activities.....and I'll need to do it soon because once summer arrives I'll be too busy having fun!  Thanks for stopping by!
Feb 22, 2008 05:58 AM #6
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