This small trail network tucked off Ash Swamp Road, not far from Route 1, has one happy mile of trail, which makes it a perfect spot for a quick winter walk or a first-time-snowshoer expedition.
Ski the quiet, snow-covered carriage trails and snowshoe on mountains blanketed in fluff. And revel in the priceless whole-place-to-myself feeling that comes to Acadia in winter.
From snowshoe races and full moon hikes to amateur biathlons, ice climbing, and riding mattresses down a mountain, there's a lot to look forward to this winter.
Some say the full moon makes people go mad. But that big dome light of the night is brightest when it's full, which makes it really nice to hike under (or in the case of winter, ski or snowshoe under).
Winter Trails Day is national effort to encourage folks like us to get outside by offering free intro to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing lessons and rentals. And it's coming up on January 9.
Hiking in Maine isn't always about conquering Katahdin. This beginner hiking/snowshoeing group is perfect for folks who are new to hiking or haven't been hiking in a while. Easy pace, friendly atmosphere and plenty of socializing, too.