Winter Grooming Report

Grooming Reports for Ski Conditions on the Carriage Roads in Acadia National Park

Winter trail grooming is done by NPS volunteers of the Acadia Winter Trails Association and must be done at times that are both convenient and safe. Volunteers may groom the carriage roads if new snow exceeds six inches, and the roadbed is frozen.

Two teams of volunteers now operate from bases at the Hulls Cover Visitor Center and the Brown Mountain Gatehouse, setting tracks for classic and skate-style cross country skiing on routes established in the grooming agreement with the park. More information about this volunteer group can be found on our Acadia Winter Trails Association page. See the map below for route details.


#SkiAcadia Grooming Updates

March 8, 2024

Carriage roads are now closed for spring thaw.

Starting Friday, March 8, the National Park Service (NPS) is temporarily closing the carriage roads in Acadia National Park to prevent damage to them during the spring thaw. Carriage roads will be closed to all users until further notice.

Warming weather and wet conditions soften the carriage road’s gravel surface and make them susceptible to damage. Walking, bicycling, and riding horses in such conditions can cause ruts and potholes that channel water and exacerbate erosion. The NPS will reopen the carriage roads once the gravel surface dries out and becomes firm enough to prevent damage.

Read more: Carriage Roads in Acadia National Park close for spring thaw



Share the Trails!

When grooming occurs we’ll post updates right here and on the Friends of Acadia Facebook page.

Post your experiences and conditions reports by tagging @friendsofacadia and using #skiacadia on social media.

Permitted recreational uses include walking, running, bicycling, snowshoeing, and skiing.

  • Please be respectful of other users
  • Avoid trampling groomed ski tracks
  • Federal law requires that all pets must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet

Winter Grooming on Acadia’s Carriage Roads

Grooming on the carriage roads is done by National Park Service volunteers from the Acadia Winter Trails Association. But there are some requirements before grooming can begin.

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