It’s Quieter, But Just as Beautiful.
The holidays are over and the new year has begun: it’s time to refresh your senses and clear your mind with a winter weekend getaway. Things are certainly quieter this time of year, but it’s the kind of quiet that warrants appreciation: serene, with plenty of space to safely explore, hike and get cozy.
Spending time in the outdoors and setting aside time for your mental wellbeing has never been more important—and we are here to help you do just that, in a safe and mindful way. Several of our inns and hotels are open with safety precautions in place, select restaurants are open with takeout options and Acadia National Park remains open year-round for your enjoyment.
Plan Your Winter Escape: Stay
These inns and hotels are open with safety precautions in place to help you safely unwind.
Plan Your Winter Escape: See & Do
- Walk Park Loop Road and witness the sunset. You can either hike the 3.5 miles to the Cadillac Summit, or walk part of the road and still catch a great sunset view. Parking is available at Schooner Head Overlook.
- Spot snowy owls: Down East Nature Tours and Natural History Center will help you get the most out of your Acadia visit with personalized nature experiences, including winter birdwatching.
- Get out into the crisp air for a winter hike (check Acadia National Park Current Conditions and plan ahead as darkness falls early):
Plan Your Winter Escape: Eat & Drink
Even with fewer options available at this time of year, these takeout-friendly restaurants have you covered, whether you crave surf or turf. Be sure to give them a call ahead of time to ensure you know their most up-to-date hours.
We recognize planning a trip during this time of year can be a little tricky, so please know we are here to help! Don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly with any questions—simply call our visitor center at 207-288-5103.
Photo credit Heather & Maine