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.
Acadia National Park is a jewel off the coast of Maine. There are a number of incredibly picturesque areas in the park proper, with well maintained carriage roads to walk and bike. The nearby seaside village has lots of excellent restaurants, pubs, shops and other places to explore. If you can manage a trip in the fall, be prepared for some of the most breathtaking color you've ever seen. Residents are outgoing and helpful, as are the staff at all the different places to see and shop. It is quintessentially New England in so many ways.
What a wonderful place to visit. Acadia National Park gives you the feeling of heaven on earth. The park is especially breathtaking in late summer and early fall. It is a must visit park for any Northeast resident. However, the number of people from all over the country that I have met there amazed me.
The views are to die for. One of the most beautiful places I've ever been. You definitely want to stay in Bar Harbor as well. Such a nice little place with tons of stores, restaurants, and bars. They also offer a shuttle service to tons of different locations around the island so driving won't be necessary. Great place to go after a long day of hiking the awesome trails they have in Acadia!
Beautiful place to visit in the Summer. Drive around the park and pick out the highlights along the way. Park on the road (where available) and stroll along the rocky cliffs to get some awesome photos. You can hike or drive to the peak of the mountain. Its stunning.
Beautiful sunset from Cadillac Mountain, which can be driven to on the main Park road. Great views of Jordan Pond and the outer harbor islands from the Bubble Rock trail. For a respite from the hiking, go watch the waves at Sand Beach while having a picnic. For the intrepid, hike the short but nearly vertical Beehive Trail. Lots of trails to explore for all skill levels. We felt we would need at least a couple weeks to see it all. Clean facilities.