Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, ME

Bar Harbor, Maine

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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 who eschewed the pretentiousness of Newport mansions but nevertheless built substantial summer homes along the shore. In the twentieth century, the focus has shifted to Acadia National Park, one of the East’s most popular sites for hiking, cycling, boating, or just sitting along the coast in magnificent natural surroundings. Today almost half of the island (along with parts of two nearby islands) makes up Acadia National Park. The terrain is varied—wooded valleys, lakes, mountains, and granite shore constantly lashed by the sea—and filled with beautiful trees and wildflowers, birds, and other animals. This eTrail contains everything you need to getaway for a quick daytrip or a long weekend jaunt. A route map is included and as are suggestions for the best things to do, places to eat, and places to stay.
Daytrips and Getaway Weekends in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine

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Daytrips and Getaway Weekends in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine

by Patricia and Robert Foulke (The Globe Pequot Press)

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 who eschewed the pretentiousness of Newport mansions but nevertheless built substantial summer homes along the shore. In the twentieth century, the focus has shifted to Acadia National Park, one of the East’s most popular sites for hiking, cycling, boating, or just sitting along the coast in magnificent natural surroundings.

Today almost half of the island (along with parts of two nearby islands) makes up Acadia National Park. The terrain is varied—wooded valleys, lakes, mountains, and granite shore constantly lashed by the sea—and filled with beautiful trees and wildflowers, birds, and other animals. This eTrail contains everything you need to getaway for a quick daytrip or a long weekend jaunt. A route map is included and as are suggestions for the best things to do, places to eat, and places to stay.

©  Patricia and Robert Foulke/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Bar Harbor
Duration: One day to several days
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions and dining are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, ME

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