An agreement to end the partial federal government shutdown came just in time for visitors and year-round staff at Acadia National Park in Maine. While the park was kept open during the 35-day-long shutdown and the closure came at the slowest time of year for the park and had little economic effect on surrounding communities, almost […]
Whether in winter, spring, summer or fall, Ship Harbor Trail in Acadia National Park offers easy access to great views. Plus there’s the mystery of the shipwreck, the unusual tree stump, the tide pools that can be explored and plentiful birdlife, to keep you coming back. You can also follow in the footsteps of President Obama by hiking this trail.
With a recent foot of snow, and possibly more on the way, Acadia National Park should be ideal for snowshoeing, hiking and cross-country skiing this weekend. Recent rains also mean there is likely plenty of thick ice under the fresh snow to possibly make winter hiking risky in spots, even with MICROspikes(R) or snowshoes. It […]
Schoodic Peninsula has long been the quieter side of Acadia National Park, across Frenchman Bay and a world away from the summer hubbub of Bar Harbor. But increasingly, the only section of the park on the mainland is becoming a four-season draw for educators, students, citizen scientists, researchers, birders, families with young children, artists and […]
Planning a trip to Acadia National Park in winter or spring, or thinking of attending one of the Centennial events or the Acadia Winter Festival, and wondering if there are places to stay and eat in Acadia year-round? Wonder no more. We just added a series of pages to this blog, with links to Acadia year-round […]
Snow falling on pink granite shores, sea smoke rising from Frenchman Bay, cross-country skiers gliding along freshly groomed trails: It’s Acadia in winter, the quiet season. You may not be able to drive up Cadillac Mountain or around the entire length of the Park Loop Road this time of year, or enjoy a popover on […]