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Acadia National Park: Southwest Harbor to Little Cranberry :: Southwest Harbor, ME

The bays and harbors around Mount Desert Island provide dozens of options for dramatic sea kayak trips—so many you never have to cover the same ground twice. The backdrop is Acadia National Park’s mountains, which rise abruptly from the shoreline.

Acadia National Park :: Acadia National Park, ME

One of Acadia’s many scenic ski tours follows the famous carriage roads and a hiking trail to the summit of Sargent Mountain, where there is excellent skiing on large snowfi elds overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Acadia National Park Carriage Trail: The Eagle Lake Loop :: Bar Harbor, ME

Within Acadia are mountains, rivers, lakes, and over 55 miles of gated gravel roads for the cyclist to explore. This ride gives you only a glimpse of the varied terrain, but it's perfect for anyone looking for an exhilarating morning or afternoon pe

Acadia National Park Cruise :: Bar Harbor, ME

The carriage paths lacing Acadia National Park, on Maine's famous Mount Desert Island, are one of Acadia's unique features. These dirt roads, winding through the island's interior forests and skirting its lakes and Mountains, afford spectacular view

Acadia National Park: Cadillac Mountain via Dorr Mountain :: Acadia National Park, ME

Summit three Acadia peaks on an 8.8-mile loop, traversing the rugged topography of Mount Desert Island and passing overlooks of neighboring bays and island clusters along Maine’s coastline. At 1,530 feet, Cadillac Mountain is Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park: Precipice Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Ladders and iron rungs help you take a heart-pounding climbing route up Champlain Mountain to deep blue views of the Atlantic coast. Why simply hike a mountain when you can climb it? With ladders, iron rungs, and slender rock ridges to help you ho

Acadia National Park Scenic Drive :: Bar Harbor, ME

A 27-mile loop that explores the glacier-scoured mountains and rock-bound coast of Acadia National Park. This spectacular scenic drive explores Acadia National Park, New England’s jewel in the nation’s National Park system. Acadia, a place of matchle

Acadia National Park :: Bar Harbor, ME

A 27-mile loop that explores the glacier-scoured mountains and rock-bound coast of Acadia National Park.

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, & Bar Harbor, ME :: Acadia National Park, ME

Formed millions of years ago by the jagged edges of Ice Age glaciers, the area that became Acadia National Park offers dramatic coastal scenery. Most of Acadia National Park is on Mount Desert Island, once a popular summer resort for the wealthy.

Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, ME :: Bar Harbor, ME

Mount Desert is the coast’s largest and most dramatic island, with Cadillac Mountain rising 1,530 feet above sea level. In the late nineteenth century, the island became famous as home to Bar Harbor, the principal resort for affluent New Englanders w

Acadia National Park :: Bar Harbor, ME

We’ll begin our scenic journey with America’s easternmost national park. Here, majestic cliffs rising sharply from the ocean are pounded constantly by the surf. Within the park is the highest point on the Atlantic seaboard, Cadillac Mountain, which r

Deer Brook Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Deer Brook Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 458 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 602 feet.

Eagle Lake Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Eagle Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 286 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 747 feet.

Pemetic Mountain Northwest Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Pemetic Mountain Northwest Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 455 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 792 feet. Nea

Homans Path :: Acadia National Park, ME

Homans Path is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 64 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 364 feet. Near the trailhead there

Duck Brook Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Duck Brook Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 76 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 148 feet. The Science and Arts

Stratheden Path :: Acadia National Park, ME

Stratheden Path is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 145 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 126 feet.

Hadlock Ponds Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Hadlock Ponds Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 191 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 425 feet.

Hadlock Loop Carriage Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Hadlock Loop Carriage Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 7.4 miles long and begins at 695 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 14.8 miles with a total elevation gain o

Canon Brook Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Canon Brook Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 196 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,710 feet. Near the trailhe

Echo Lake Ledges :: Acadia National Park, ME

Echo Lake Ledges is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 454 feet long and begins at 108 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 78 feet. The Trail Head and Tr

Valley Peak Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Valley Peak Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is two miles long and begins at 29 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 121 feet.

Harbor Brook Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Harbor Brook Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 22 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 280 feet.

Bernard Mountain Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Bernard Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 151 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,585 feet. The Trail H

Hio Road Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Hio Road Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is two miles long and begins at 42 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 194 feet. Near the trailhead the

Carriage Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Carriage Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 23.1 miles long and begins at 291 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 10 feet. Th

Gilley Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Gilley Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 194 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 274 feet.

West Ledge Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

West Ledge Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 134 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 832 feet. Bald Mountain (elev

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 486 feet long and begins at 23 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 53 feet. The B

Wonderland Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Wonderland Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 30 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 107 feet. Near the trailhead t

Mansell Mountain Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Mansell Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 911 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 852 feet. The trail end

Western Mountain Connector :: Acadia National Park, ME

Western Mountain Connector is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 200 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 187 feet. Along the

Cold Brook Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Cold Brook Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 62 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 115 feet. Near the trailhead t

Sluiceway Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Sluiceway Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 151 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 766 feet. The Trail Head infor

Goat Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Goat Trail is a hiking trail in , Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is two miles long and begins at 30 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 738 feet.

Deep Cove Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Deep Cove Trail is a hiking trail in , Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.1 miles long and begins at 78 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 91 feet.

Ebens Head Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Ebens Head Trail is a hiking trail in , Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 36 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 244 feet.

Cliff Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Cliff Trail is a hiking trail in , Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 22 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 356 feet.

Long Pond Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Long Pond Trail is a hiking trail in , Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 3.1 miles long and begins at 147 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,060 feet. The trail ends near Jerusalem Mo

Duck Harbor Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Duck Harbor Trail is a hiking trail in , Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 3.5 miles long and begins at 31 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 909 feet. The Acadia National Park Ranger's

Duck Harbor Mountain Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Duck Harbor Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in , Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 19 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 937 feet. Duck Harbor Mountain (el

Median Ridge Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Median Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in , Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 206 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 622 feet.

Bowditch Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Bowditch Trail is a hiking trail in , Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 398 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 717 feet. The trail ends near Jerusalem Mount

Western Head Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Western Head Trail is a hiking trail in , Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 28 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is three miles with a total elevation gain of 552 feet.

Nat Merchant Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Nat Merchant Trail is a hiking trail in , Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 51 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 287 feet.

Ship Harbor Nature Trail :: Acadia National Park, ME

Ship Harbor is a small cove, connected to the ocean by a narrow, granite-lined channel. The cove is a roughly round, shallow pool surrounded by dense forest. The hike follows the shore of Ship Harbor to the rockbound coast. There is no beach at t

Cadillac Mountain :: Acadia National Park, ME

Cadillac Mountain is the highest on Mount Desert Island. This hike climbs the South Ridge past several waterfalls. The summit of Cadillac Mountain can be reached by car, so expect crowds in the summer. This route avoids the crowded trails and takes i

Cadillac Mountain :: Acadia National Park, ME

Start this view-heavy hike at historic Sieur de Monts Spring. Visit the Abbe Museum of American Antiquities, then hike century-old paths to Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park’s high point. En route, pass The Tarn, then climb the Ladder Trail

Cadillac Mountain Traverse :: Acadia National Park, ME

Make a spectacular north–south traverse of Acadia National Park’s highest summit with nearly continuous ocean and mountain views in all directions.

Mount Desert Island :: Acadia National Park, ME

Known primarily for its craggy shorelines, deep harbors, sailboats, tide pools, lobsters, and coastal vacationing, Mount Desert Island also offers some surprisingly nice fresh-water lake and pond canoeing. The island extends roughly fifteen miles nor