ACADIA WINTER FESTIVAL – 10 Days, 2 Locations, 50 Events! (Feb. 26 – March 6, 2016)

25 January 2016
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The winter festival will celebrate Acadia National Park and offer fun activities to help people discover and explore the natural world in winter.  With two locations over two weeks, and a huge range of events and programs, the festival will offer something for everyone!

Acadia-Winter-Festival-2016Over 10 days at two primary locations, 20 community partners join together and present more than 50 events to celebrate Acadia National Park and the natural world in winter. Authors, craftsmen, and photographers present workshops and lectures—many events offered free to the public. Outdoor activities for the entire family include music, a winter-themed movie, bird tours, outdoor cooking with a dutch oven, ice skating and more. A highlight of the event will be an opportunity to cross country ski or snowshoe with Schoodic Institute President and CEO Mark Berry, and Acadia’s new superintendent Kevin Schneider. Many visitors experience Acadia in the summer, but the national park offers many exciting activities during the winter months.

Co-sponsored by: Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Camp Beech Cliff, and Acadia National Park

Location: The festival will start on the Schoodic Peninsula on February 26 and then shift geographically to Mount Desert Island for March 2 - 6; ensuring opportunities in both areas and opportunity for participants to attend on two weekends in two different places.

Schoodic Peninsula Events - February 26 to March 1, 2016


Events at this location include:

  • Snowshoe excursion with Schoodic Institute President and Acadia National Park Superintendent

  • Create a winter car kit

  • Beginning pyrography

  • Winter birds of Schoodic with Rich MacDonald

  • Lectures and artist receptions

  • ...and so much more!


Complete schedule of events at this location >

Mount Desert Island Events: March 2 to March 6, 2016


Events at this location include:

  • Ice Fishing Workshops

  • Art Exhibits

  • Dog sledding

  • Ice skating demo and instructions

  • Wall Nuts family climbing

  • Backpack Gourmet

  • Winter Boot Bash (Dancing and Ice bar and Ice Sculptures)

  • ... and so much more!


Complete schedule of events at this location >

Event web page: http://acadiawinterfestival.org/
Event Sponsor: Acadia National Park

(source: Acadia Winter Festival and Acadia National Park)

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