Warmer - 20's - with a mix of sun and clouds. More snow predicted. Decided to check out trails at Acadia. There was no place to park on the east side of Long Pond, the west side parking lot had been plowed but no one had been on the trails and they have a least as much snow as we do. We next went to the end of Otter Cove Rd. where you can access the closed Park Loop Rd. It is usually used by snowmobiles ( which make for pretty good footing ) but no one had been on it - only a couple of snowshoers. We then went to the section of the Loop Rd. that is kept open in winter - we have walked it in past winters and knew it would at least be plowed.
We parked at Sand Beach parking and headed down to the water. A lot of pics but I had a hard time selecting.
The stairs down were more like a slide
Kelley was very excited but did not go in the water- she doesn't like waves
We then walked back up to the road and the snow began. We walked to Otter Cliffs Rd. where the open section ends and then walked back past Sand Beach to the entrance station and and then back to the parking lot.
This section of road is close to the water but visibility was limited by the snow
This turned out to be a nice walk with the pretty snow and good footing. Only three cars passed us and we met a woman and her dog. 1 1/2 hours