Winter Safety

An icy and snowy empty parking lot
Visit the monument in the winter by parking at the only plowed parking area at the North Gate.


Winter visitors can expect a space of quiet solitude and beauty in the glistening Maine's North Woods. Visitors can experience the monument by cross country skis, snowshoes, or snowmobiles. Hiking with additional winter traction (microspikes, ice cleats, trail crampons) on waterproof hiking boots is recommended for icy conditions. For updated hours and weather, please visit the current conditions page, or call 207-456-6001. No ranger-led hikes nor talks are currently scheduled in winter.

Remember, even small problems can become deadly when compounded by low temperatures or rapidly changing conditions. There is no potable water in the monument. Insulated bottles are recommended so liquids do not freeze. Read more information on winter safety and minimizing risks. Keep these important winter safety tips in mind to prepare for a fun and safe winter trip.


Tips for a Safe Winter Visit

Last updated: December 18, 2023

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PO Box 446
Patten, ME 04765



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