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With the first snowfall of the year blanketing Central Maine, many are looking foward to winter activities like skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing. Here's another winter activity for us hearty Mainers, winter camping!

You can pitch a tent for free all winter long at Blackwoods Campground in Acadia National Park. Be ready to do some walking! It's a mile hike to the main entrance.

Actually, the National Parks in the United States are a very affordable option during the winter 'offseason'. Many crowd the parks during the summer heat but they are often neglected in the chilly months. Here are some National Parks that offer some winter fun. Mount Rainer in Washington is great for sledding. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park along Lake Michigan is great for snowshoeing. Yellowstone transform summer hiking trails into nordic ski trails. America is home to nearly 400 national parks, visit one this winter.