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Acadia National Park

4.6
Mountains · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
First Eastern National Park
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes. The park's location in the far northeastern reaches of the United States gives it the occasional distinction of being the first place in the country to see the sunrise. Acadia is also home to the tallest mountain on the eastern seaboard, and the park's 19,000 hectares (47,000 acres) provide plenty of things to do, including hiking and biking. Although the park sits about a three-hour drive from Maine's largest city, Portland, the drive past scenic coves and through placid coastal towns gives you a good idea of why the state slogan remains, "The Way Life Should Be." Explore the family-friendly attractions of Acadia National Park and add them to your vacation plans using our United States day trip app.
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Popular things to do in Acadia National Park

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Cadillac Mountain ©
Mountain
Cadillac Mountain
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Park Loop Road ©
Scenic Drive
Park Loop Road
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead ©
Water Body
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Thunder Hole ©
Geologic Formation
Thunder Hole
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Acadia National Park

Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Carriage Roads ©
Biking Trail
Carriage Roads
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Gorham Mountain Trail
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Precipice Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Precipice Trail
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Acadia National Park

The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
Specialty Museum
The Seal Cove Auto Museum Seal Cove
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Penobscot Mountain ©
Mountain
Penobscot Mountain Mount Desert
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Harbourside Drive ©
Landmark
Harbourside Drive Northeast Harbor
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Acadia National Park

Beech Mountain Trail
Hiking Trail
Beech Mountain Trail
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Pemetic Mountain ©
Mountain
Pemetic Mountain
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Echo Lake Beach ©
Beach
Echo Lake Beach
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Heart of Acadia Loop ©
Hiking Trail
Heart of Acadia Loop
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Acadia National Park

Otter Cliff ©
Geologic Formation
Otter Cliff
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Day Mountain ©
Mountain
Day Mountain
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Sieur de Monts Spring ©
Hot Spring
Sieur de Monts Spring
3.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Beaches in Acadia National Park

Sand Beach ©
Beach
Sand Beach
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Little Hunters Beach ©
Beach
Little Hunters Beach
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Places to visit with Acadia National Park

Portland Trip planner BEST FOR: Brewery, Art Museum, Beer Tasting / Tour Ogunquit Trip planner BEST FOR: Historic Walking Area, Beach, Geologic Formation Camden Trip planner BEST FOR: Mountain, State Park, Park York Trip planner BEST FOR: Lighthouse, Beach, Zoo Rockland Trip planner BEST FOR: Lighthouse, Art Museum, Fishing Charter / Tour