Snowmobiles are allowed in Acadia National Park when there is enough snow coverage for safe access. During good weather part of the park loop road remains open, allowing access to the ocean vistas of Sand beach, Thunder Hole and Otter cliffs, free of charge.
- Maine snowmobile laws are applicable in Acadia National Park.
- Snowmobiles are not allowed on the carriage roads.
- Snowmobiles are not permitted off-road or on any hiking trails.
- The speed limit is generally 25 mph for Snowmobiles
- Expect skiers, snow-shoeing, and hikers sharing the recreational areas.
- Check with local park headquarters for a complete list of regulations
Begin your visit at the park headquarters winter information center, located three miles west of Bar Harbor on Route 233. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where to go Snowmobiling
Snowmobiles are permitted on the seaside lane of the Park Loop Road section that is left open to motorized traffic. The plow will often leave this lane covered with snow for over-snow vehicles. This only occurs in cases of substantial snow fall. It is best to drive the loop road to make sure the trail is covered fully in packed snow.
Carriage roads are generally closed except for a few connecting trails near Eagle Lake and the Wildwood Stables). These areas are shared by hikers, snow shoeing and skiers so please be aware of other winter visitors.
The Hulls Cove Visitor Center parking area is recommended for access to snowmobile trails.
|Snowmobile Trails - West Side of Park
|Snowmobile Trails - East Side of Park
Rentals & Fees
Snowmobile rental is not available on Mount Desert Island. Take a look at the listings on this page for nearby snowmobile rentals and shops.
Hire a Guide
Leave the planning to someone else while you enjoy the benefits of a snowmobile tour. The ocean vistas are often more exciting when you can share the experience with family and friends with out the worry of unfamiliar territory.