From the Skier's Guide to New England, these two rope tow areas were located on McFarland's Hill. There were several trails and a 200 foot vertical drop, located on Mt. Desert Island. This area operated as late as 1971! Anybody remember seeing these?
(Skier's Guide to New England)
acres, 75 to 600 feet wide, 15 degree slope.
Vertical drop: 200 feet.
BHOC Ski tow: 800 feet.
Heated cabin, parking.
Mount Desert Island
Outing Club Trail
Length: 800 feet, vertical 200 feet
(World Ski Book)
In 1949, a 1330 foot rope tow operated on McFarland's hill. The West Side trail, Stemwinder trail, and the Loop trail provided skiing for novices.
(Maine Skiing Guide)
800 foot rope tow
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