Spruce Mountain Conservation Area, Jay
This is a relatively small but not charmless skiing area, under Spruce Mountain and alongside the Androscoggin River. You have good views of the town of Livermore Falls across the river. The conditions have to be decent for the groomer to track the trails for nordic skiing.
The parcel was purchased by the Androscoggin Land Trust from Verso Paper in 2014, with help from the state program Land for Maine’s Future.
Directions: From Route 4, turn onto Spruce Mountain Road. Stay right when the road forks and continue straight for about .6 miles until you get to Spruce Mountain Ski Slope. The trail kiosk is at the far end of the parking area, with the track extending up a hill beyond it.