Bar Harbor Snowshoeing: Snowshoe Trails, Rentals, Tours

Snowshoeing


Snowshoeing is a great activity for people of any age. 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.

  • 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. 
  • The Hulls Cove Visitor Center parking area is recommended for access to a number of the trails.
  • Access to the park loop road can also be gained at the Sand Beach entrance.

Overview

When the snow and ice cover many of the hiking trails and sun birds fly home, the park becomes a play ground for lovers of a quiet winter wonderland. 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 Snowshoeing

There is no better way to see the elusive wildlife of Acadia national park then when most of the parks visitors have left. Snowshoeing gives nature lovers easy access to the park and its majestic winter beauty.

The closed loop roads and fire roads are open to winter visitors. Carriage roads are open to non-motorized travel. These areas are shared by hikers and skiers so please be aware of other winter visitors.

Many Island lakes and ponds are popular ice skating, snowshoeing, fishing and skiing and snowmobile when the thick ice sets in.

The Hulls Cove Visitor Center parking area is recommended for access to a number of the trails. Access to the park loop road can also be gained at the Sand Beach entrance.

Rentals & Fees

Local athletic shops are often stocked with the latest equipment and supplies for a great winter experience.

Hire a Guide

Leave the planning to some one else while you enjoy the benefits of a guided 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.


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