Even winter has special charms in Bar Harbor. Acadia National Park's famous carriage roads, for instance, become thoroughfares for premier cross country skiing and snow shoeing. The abundance of pine trees with leaves delicately balancing snowfall transform the area into a winter wonderland. Off-season also features special rates and deals at hotels, bed and breakfast inns, and restaurants. And, of course, visitors come to quickly enjoy the significantly decreased population of tourists in spring, fall and winter. Summer will always see Bar Harbor at its best, but it is a place with year-round charm that should also be savored.