Acadia National Park
People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park. The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Today visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery.
Ken and Alicia Lund
Acadia National Park doesn't disappoint, even if you have high expectations. It can get a little crowded, but it delivers on the rugged Atlantic shoreline you are expecting. Wonderful hiking. Lots of unexpected serendipity both on the coastline and in the interior. It is surrounded by pleasant New England coastal towns. Just a wonderful overall experience.
If you even remotely enjoy the outdoors, this place should be on your bucket list. Beautiful scenery, incredible hikes, stunning viewpoints. If you're visiting for a day or a week there is plenty to keep you busy. Highlights include precipice and beehive trails, the carriage trails, Cadillac mountain, and park loop road. If it's within your budget to visit, do it. When you're done adventuring in the park, stop by Bar Harbor for some ice cream at Mount Desert ice cream or food at one of the many good eats in town. My family loves it here.
Love love love this park. From the tide pools to the mountains that you can climb, you can stay busy for days on end. Very little cell service, but where you're at, you don't need it. A must see for any Maine visit. Beautiful rocky coastline and informative Park Rangers. Campground is OK but beware if you're pitching a tent, sites are very rocky.
The land is beautiful and extremely picturesque. The mountains and ocean come together and form dramatic and sometimes stunning panoramas. And still it is a quiet, contemplative spot, connecting spirit and environment. So much to do and see, including the wonderful village of Bar Harbor. You must visit. You need to visit. It's waiting for you.
So beautiful, clean and easy to get around. Favorite hike is the beehive trail. Short, challenging, with a rewarding view at the top. The fog rolling through adds a mysterious beauty. The rocky coast is stunning. Bar harbor is a cute town with lots of great food options.