9 Ways to Enjoy Acadia National Park in Winter


Winter is a magical time to visit Acadia National Park. You can enjoy the beauty and solitude of the park without the crowds and traffic of summer. 

One of the easiest ways to explore Acadia in winter is by car. You can drive along the scenic Ocean Drive, which offers stunning views of the rocky coast and the Atlantic Ocean.  

Scenic Drives 


If you love cross-country skiing, you will find plenty of trails to choose from in Acadia.  

Cross-country Skiing 


You can use snowshoes to explore the hiking trails, the carriage roads, or the unplowed park roads. 



If you are looking for some more speed and excitement, you can try snowmobiling in Acadia. 



You can see a variety of birds that stay in the park year-round, such as bald eagles, ravens, chickadees, woodpeckers, and owls.  



The park has two campgrounds that are open in winter: the Blackwoods Campground and the Schoodic Woods Campground. 

Winter Camping 


Hiking is one of the most popular activities in Acadia, and you can still do it in winter. However, you need to be aware of the risks and difficulties of winter hiking.  



If you like fishing, you can try ice fishing in Acadia. The park allows ice fishing on most of the lakes and ponds, except for Echo Lake and Jordan Pond. 

Ice Fishing 


Acadia in winter is a photographer’s dream. You can capture the stunning contrast of the white snow and the blue sea. 



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