ACADIA NATIONAL PARK AND BAR HARBOR, MAINE:
Acadia is one of America’s most treasured national
parks. The park’s 40,000 acres contain some of the most varied and
dramatic scenery anywhere: countless glacier-carved granite cliffs, seventeen
mountain peaks, dozens of islands and fresh-water lakes, salt marshes,
and the only fjord on the east coast of the United States. Fifty miles
of beautiful criss-crossing carriage paths and a twenty mile, two-lane
Loop Road accommodate the most adventurous to the most cautious tourist.
Activities within the park and Bar Harbor include kayaking, biking, swimming, whale watching, nature and sailing cruises, hiking, and carriage rides. Other attractions include fresh and saltwater beaches, museums, art galleries, oceanariums, and the world-renowned Jackson Laboratory. The large number of unique retail shops and restaurants in Bar Harbor are second to none.
Interested in Hiking?
Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island has over 130 miles of hiking trails through all areas of Acadia. The trails range from easy walks to difficult vertical climbs. With a little planning, the right walk for your experience and desire of physical activity can easily be found.
We have asked people from all walks of life to give us journals of thier hiking experiences. The purpose of these hiking logs is to give others who are interested in hiking some real life examples of what the hikes are like from the hikers perspective.