Winter Hikes in Acadia National Park
This winter has been unseasonably warm, and the lack of snow is kind of depressing. Willow and DD decided to search for snow, and we found it in Acadia National Park with the Acadia Mountain to St. Sauveur loop! We love this hike in all seasons, but it’s especially great in the winter, because it’s easily accessed, and offers great views. We started our hike on Acadia Mountain and then headed over to St. Saint Sauveur. This trail is a nice day hike in Acadia National Park, with great views of Somes Sounds and Echo Lake.
Parking: Acadia Mountain Trailhead, towards Northeast Harbor
Distance: 3.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,167 feet
Trail: Loop – Ledge Trail to Acadia Mountain, slight detour down to the water, Valley Peak Trail to St. Sauvuer to Ledge Trail back to lot.
Level: Intermediate for Winter, Beginner for other seasons
We hit Acadia Mountain first, and stopped for a picnic break, since we needed to fuel up to hike a second mountain!
After our summit on Acadia Mountain, we continued on the trail and were just thrilled that the weather was so nice. You have to head down Acadia Mountain before you head up Saint Sauveur, and the descent down Acadia is pretty fun.
We ended up taking a brief detour down into a bit of coastline as well. There’s a lookout in between Acadia Mountain before you start going up St. Saint Sauveur that you should definitely take in any season. It’s especially rewarding in the summer, where you can walk out on the rocks, but it’s pretty nice in the winter as well.
We loved the open ridgeline of St. Saint Sauveur and we would also recommend this as a day hike on its own!
FMI and references:
Want to get started winter hiking? Read our tips here!
Interested to learn the history of Saint Sauveur? It’s good! Read it here, on the MDI Historical Society’s Website.
Sending Love and Light from Maine,
DD and Willow
@danielledorrie + @lovemaine2017 = @lovemaineadventures
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