Photographer and Bar Harbor native Jennifer Steen Booher recently captured one of Acadia National Park's popular landscapes as most summer tourists seldom see it: in the glory of a winter storm. At a modest two-miles, Jesup Path loop is the perfect walk for a snowy winter day, when other Maine trails might be impassible:
Above: A Remodelista favorite, photographer Jennifer Steen Booher of Quercus Design has been capturing images of Bar Harbor Maine for years. Here the hemlock trail is particularly stunning seen through a veil of snow flakes.
Above: Here, Jenn passes through the birch forest.
Above: OK, not a native Maine rabbit. But Jenn's daughter's Netherland Dwarf bunny, Shilow, captured enjoying the same storm, was so cute we had to share.
Above: The trail passes the Great Meadow and continues to the Park Loop Road.
Above: A small stream flows through a culvert under the path into the Great Meadow marsh.
Above: Tracks of another hiker: a squirrel crossing the Park Loop Road.
Above: Doubling back across the road again, the path follows the Great Meadow Loop, which offers great views of the Cadillac and Dorr Mountains.
Above: During the walk, increasingly heavy snowfall clung to the branches of a pine.
Above: The Jesup Path leads through a large forest of hemlocks, which survived a 1947 fire that burned 17,000 acres of the park.
Above: Jenn's hike lead her as far as the birch forest, where a tunnel of white trees creates a magical snow kingdom.
Above: The Jesup Path loop; for directions and more information, see Maine Trail Finder.