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 Acadia National Park in the fallPark Loop Road accommodate the most adventurous to the most cautious tourist.
Nestled on the eastern shore of this spectacular national park is the bustling tourist village of Bar Harbor. This beautiful town boasts some of the finest restaurants, hotels, and shopping in all of New England, in addition to walking-distance access to the national park and beautiful waterfront views.

Bar Harbor Maine near Acadia National Park
Town of Bar Harbor

Activities within the park and Bar Harbor include kayaking, biking, swimming, whale watching, nature and sailing cruises, hiking, and carriage rides. Cadillac Mountain in AcadiaOther 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.

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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.

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