Sliding down winter in Camden

  At the U.S. National Toboggan Championships, in Camden, Maine.

At the U.S. National Toboggan Championships, in Camden, Maine.

Camden, Maine, on the Pine Tree State's Mid-Coast and, very unusual for New England, with (low) mountains behind its gorgeous harbor, is a famed summer place for the affluent "from away''. But it's beautiful and fun  year round. 

The high point of the winter is the annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships, this year to be held Feb. 9-11, as usual at the Camden Snow Bowl.  It includes a party in the woods, with a bonfire, food and music. In warmer weather, admire Camden's famous schooner fleet.