My old snowshoes broke last winter and I can’t imagine winter in Maine without a pair. After doing some research online I drove up to Bingham today to try out a pair of Maine Guide Snowshoes.

They are made by Bob right there behind Pine Lodge on Pleasant Ridge just outside of Bingham. The sales also support the program there to get disabled veterans out fishing and hunting, so it’s a great pair of shoes and a great cause.

They have lots of styles, all the traditional wooden frames with modern material lacing and bindings.

I love them so far. You can get studs put on the bottom to help in icy conditions.

Here is my new pair of “modified bear paw” snowshoes after my first hike around Hallowell in them.


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