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Quarry Road Winter Carnival

Waterville’s popular Winter Carnival is slated for Saturday, January 30 at Quarry Road Trails. The annual family-friendly event will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the area located off North Street in Waterville.  Admission to the event is free while donations for dog sled rides, food, and general support for the area’s trails and programs are gratefully accepted.

Planned activities include ski, snowshoe, and walking tours of the trails, ski instruction, winter biking, snowshoeing, sledding and dog sled rides. The groomed Quarry Road trail system offers trails for all levels and equipment for children and adults will be available. Families can also enjoy exploring the ever-popular “Amazing Tree Maze” and WinterKids story walk. Trailside food and hot beverages will be available and 92 Moose will broadcast live from the event.  

Attendees are encouraged to visit the Welcome Center Yurt where Friends of Quarry Road volunteers will be on-hand to talk about snowmaking, the ski pass system, and future plans for the area.  

Adults and children of all ages and abilities are welcome.  Due to the expected large crowd, it is requested that dogs stay at home for the event.  Free transportation to the event from stops around the city is in the works with details to be announced at a later date.

Winter Carnival is hosted by Waterville Parks & Recreation in collaboration with Friends of Quarry Road and Central Maine Ski Club.  Kennebec Federal Savings Bank is this year’s major event sponsor. Central Maine Motors, Inland Hospital, Kennebec Messalonskee Trails, MaineGeneral Health, The Red Barn and many other local businesses and organizations provide sponsorship support and dozens of volunteers for this community event.  

For more information or to volunteer, please call 680-4744 or email

Earlier Event: January 24
Full Moon Sip and Ski
Later Event: January 31
AMP XC Ski Clinic