Winter begins in December and lasts through March. You will need to start a fire in the wood stove to be comfortable inside. It usually takes 3 hours for the camp to reach a comfortable temperature.
50 degrees can be maintained in most any weather. Staying overnight, you will need to have a vehicle that can be started when it gets cold.
Plan on a mile ski or walk into camp from the main road. If the camp road is plowed you may be able to park within 200 yards of camp. In either case, you'll want a sled to carry your gear.
WHAT TO BRING
-Cross country skis, snowshoes, ice fishing gear and a sled to haul your gear.
-Water for drinking and washing.
WHAT NOT TO BRING
WHAT TO WEAR:
-Plenty of warm, waterproof clothing
ACTIVITIES - On a nice day
-If the ice is solid (February) a XC ski or hike to the islands is fun.
-Ice fishing can be rewarding.
ACTIVITIES -away from camp
While most of Acadia National Park
is closed duiring the summer to vehicular traffic, the trails are open. There is great crosscountry skiing if there is snow.
Bar Harbor has a few shops open for meals. Quite a contrast to the busy summer season.