Stark’s Hill, Fryeburg

Fryeburg Academy’s ski team trains on these seven kilometers of groomed track. The school allows the public to use the trails on the weekend only, and asks for a donation at the trailhead.

The trails are built onto a mountainside, so there are some significant hills. They are groomed depending on the team’s needs, so the day we visited, the tracks weren’t set for Classic skiing, and some of the steeper trails higher on the hill had not been touched.

Directions: From Route 5, turn onto Oxford Street. Take a quick right onto Smith Street. Follow it through the B and C Collision Center. You can park in a big cleared area before the locked gate, which marks the entrance to the ski area.