Snowmobiling in Acadia National Park

As remarkable as Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park is during the rest of the year, the park in winter is a magical place. For those who are interested in exploring the winter landscape on snowmobile, the park offers several options for snowmobiling in Acadia National Park.
Snowmobile travel is allowed on the 27-mile (43 km) Park Loop Road system (including the road up Cadillac Mountain) and most fire roads. Maps of the east side and west side show snowmobile routes and parking.
Snowmobilers are encouraged to utilize the Hulls Cove Visitor Center parking lot to access the winter snowmobile routes. Snowmobile rental is not available on Mount Desert Island.
Please read important regulations related to snowmobiling in Acadia National Park below.
Winter Access for Acadia National Park

Snowmobile Regulations

All Maine state snowmobile laws are enforced in the park. Maine registration is required
  • As a reminder, tracked side-by-side (ATVs) are not permitted in Acadia National Park.
  • Turn on your white headlight and red tailight 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise, and whenever visibility is less than 500 feet (152 m).
  • Towing people on sleds or skis is prohibited.
  • It is illegal to operate snowmobiles while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Drivers must be an least 14 years old to operate snowmobiles in the park.
  • Anyone under 18 years old must wear approved protective headgear.
  • Snowmobiles are not permitted off-road or on any hiking trails.
  • Maximum speed is 35 mph on Park Loop Road and 25 mph on all unpaved roads.
  • Yield to anyone not on a snowmobile (skiers, snowshoers, and hikers).
Information on snowmobile regulations courtesy of Acadia National Park website.