ISSUE 104  |  Best of 2013

Hike of the Week: A Winter Wonderland in Maine

December 23, 2013 8:00 PM

BY Justine Hand

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.

700_bunny1-web-jpegAbove: 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: Doubling back across the road again, the path follows the Great Meadow Loop, which offers great views of the Cadillac and Dorr Mountains.



Above: The Jesup Path loop; for directions and more information, see Maine Trail Finder.

N.B. Looking for more winter walks worldwide? Enjoy a scenic sled ride to school in Belgium or a Colorado Gold Rush climb.

N.B.: This is an update of a post published February 22, 2013.