Fun In the Snow If you love fluffy, powdery snow and winter activities (other than downhill skiing), you’ll fall head over heels for Acadia after a fresh snowfall.
Cross country skiing, sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, skating, or just walking along our road – Sols Cliff Road – and into the nearby areas of Acadia… on a cold, clear or cloudy day, just one word describes the experience – majestic!
The snow season may begin as early as December, and typically stretches through the end of March. Our own best snow experiences have been in March.
The most beautiful month I’ve ever spent on Mount Desert Island was the March when I (and my dogs Tally and Duke) were building Rising Sun. The first three weeks of March, we had two feet of powder. Then in two days all snow disappeared, to be replaced by the most beautiful May-like weather! (This doesn’t happen often, but nevertheless, with Snow Guarantee (Almost) you might be there when it happens again!
If you can be flexible in the timing of your snow week, you may well benefit from our new offering – Snow Guarantee (Almost!).
Here’s how it works. The first five groups who reserve a flexible winter week are assigned a preference number, based on who reserves first, second, on up to fifth. We notify them all whenever actual or forecasted conditions offer attractive snow covering. If more than one group wants to take advantage of the snowy week, we give preference to those having the better preference number. If you have enough flexibility in timing of your vacation, you’re virtually guaranteed to have a snow-filled week in Acadia sometime during the winter.
All sports equipment can be rented either in Bar Harbor or Ellsworth.