Camden Snow Bowl
Riding at the Camden Snow Bowl is a nearly unique experience. The Snow Bowl, (more formally known as the Ragged Mounain Recreation Area), is owned and managed by the town of Camden as a multi-sport, multi-season recreation area. It includes trails, playing fields, pinic areas and a large pond.
In non-snow months there is an extensive trail network to explore. This includes a long somewhat challenging loop trail into the Ragged Mountain Preserve. Think remote! Even though you're less than three miles from the center of town, you'd swear that you were a hundred miles away into Maine's northern backcountry.
While there are some fairly easy trails at the bottom of the mountain, not to mention a pump track, most the the Snow Bowl's trails involve climbing. However at various times of the year, including one weekend every month in the fall the ski lift is open.
The climbs are manageable and lead to an extensive network of semi-technical trails. But on lift days, everyone forgoes climbing and enjoys gravity assisted riding.