Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park featuring signage and forest scenes
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Maine’s rugged coastline and New England culture come together in this easternmost U.S. national park on a mountainous island.

Travel to Maine’s rocky Mount Desert Island to visit Acadia National Park. Here you’ll find a forested wilderness overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and meet hardy northern New Englanders who welcome you to join in their community activities.

Many activities center on the park’s year-round natural beauty. Spring offers opportunities for hiking along trails to spot wildflowers and newborn wildlife. In summer, stroll on shaded carriage roads. Rent a sea kayak or scuba dive in the lukewarm Atlantic Ocean. Swim in saltwater or a freshwater lake. See spectacular displays of fall colors against sparkling granite in autumn. Winter brings a blanket of snow, ideal for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.

Cadillac Mountain, at 1,530 feet (466 meters), is the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Hike or climb its granite slopes or drive along a 3.5-mile (5.6-kilometer) road to the top for a quiet evening. Perfectly dark nights provide great opportunities for watching satellites, shooting stars and the space station hurtling across the skies.

Just outside the park’s borders, the charming town of Bar Harbor has numerous restaurants, shops and galleries. Buy salt water taffy, ice cream and fudge or enjoy a Maine lobster boil.

Choose your mode of transportation for the park. Drive the 27-mile (43-kilometer) Park Loop Road listening to a purchased audio tape with facts and stories about the park’s history, geology and wildlife. Walk or bike on some of the 45 miles (72 kilometers) of carriage roads installed by John D. Rockefeller. From June through October, ride the Island Explorer Shuttle Bus from points outside the park to areas within. Although the park’s Hull Cove Visitor Center closes from November to mid-April, one scenic section of the Park Loop Road remains open year-round.

U.S. national parks offer affordable adventure for all types of travelers. Purchase a park entry pass for daily or weekly access or an annual interagency pass for enjoyment of parks across the country.

When you visit Acadia National Park, be prepared for the weather extremes of coastal New England, with the possibility of strong winds, fog and unseasonal snow, or many bright, sunny days.

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Kimball Terrace Inn Northeast Harbor
Kimball Terrace Inn Northeast Harbor
2.5 out of 5
10 Huntington Road, Northeast Harbor, ME, 04662
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $175 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Northeast Harbor. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (626 reviews)
"This was the perfect choice for a family overnight stay in Northeast Harbor and touring Acadia. The restaurant next door has great food and the view is beautiful."

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2022

Kimball Terrace Inn Northeast Harbor
WALK TO ACADIA'S TRAILS, OCEAN FROM THIS QUIET, CHARMING CARRIAGE HOUSE
WALK TO ACADIA'S TRAILS, OCEAN FROM THIS QUIET, CHARMING CARRIAGE HOUSE
Southwest Harbor, ME
Stay at this cottage in Southwest Harbor. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
5/5 Exceptional! (82 reviews)
Exactly as described. Perfection!
"I don’t think we have ever stayed in a rental property that was so perfectly appointed, decorated, spotlessly clean and charming. I cannot imagine anything you might need that was not provided. We did not cook very much as the nearby restaurants were very convenient and the ‘typical’ Maine lobster ..."

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

WALK TO ACADIA'S TRAILS, OCEAN FROM THIS QUIET, CHARMING CARRIAGE HOUSE
Asticou Inn
Asticou Inn
3 out of 5
15 Peabody Dr, Northeast Harbor, ME, 04662
The price is $288 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 31
Stay at this 3-star golf hotel in Northeast Harbor. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Good! (316 reviews)
"Beautiful charming historical in. In a amazing location and setting. It could use some updates but was very comfortable to stay in. Comfortable bed and very gracious attentive staff."

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2022

Asticou Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Kimball Terrace Inn Northeast Harbor
Kimball Terrace Inn Northeast Harbor
2.5 out of 5
10 Huntington Road, Northeast Harbor, ME, 04662
The price is $175 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Kimball Terrace Inn Northeast Harbor
WALK TO ACADIA'S TRAILS, OCEAN FROM THIS QUIET, CHARMING CARRIAGE HOUSE
WALK TO ACADIA'S TRAILS, OCEAN FROM THIS QUIET, CHARMING CARRIAGE HOUSE
Southwest Harbor, ME
WALK TO ACADIA'S TRAILS, OCEAN FROM THIS QUIET, CHARMING CARRIAGE HOUSE
Asticou Inn
Asticou Inn
3 out of 5
15 Peabody Dr, Northeast Harbor, ME, 04662
The price is $288 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 31
Asticou Inn
Acadia Studio New Construction! Modern hotel feel in the quaint Maine woods
Acadia Studio New Construction! Modern hotel feel in the quaint Maine woods
Southwest Harbor, ME
Acadia Studio New Construction! Modern hotel feel in the quaint Maine woods
Unique Cove Side Cabin on Somes Sound Next to Babbling Brook
Unique Cove Side Cabin on Somes Sound Next to Babbling Brook
Southwest Harbor, ME
Unique Cove Side Cabin on Somes Sound Next to Babbling Brook
BEAUTIFUL SUMMER RENTAL Nr ACADIA NATIONAL PARK & BAR HARBOR! !!
BEAUTIFUL SUMMER RENTAL Nr ACADIA NATIONAL PARK & BAR HARBOR! !!
Southwest Harbor, ME
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Oceanfront Cottage w/ Dock & Mooring - walking distance to Acadia
Oceanfront Cottage w/ Dock & Mooring - walking distance to Acadia
Southwest Harbor, ME
Oceanfront Cottage w/ Dock & Mooring - walking distance to Acadia
Holiday Inn Resort Bar Harbor - Acadia Natl Park, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Resort Bar Harbor - Acadia Natl Park, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
123 Eden St, Bar Harbor, ME, 04609
The price is $284 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Holiday Inn Resort Bar Harbor - Acadia Natl Park, an IHG Hotel
Waterfront home with patio, deck, garage flat & gazebo - one dog welcome
Waterfront home with patio, deck, garage flat & gazebo - one dog welcome
Southwest Harbor, ME
Waterfront home with patio, deck, garage flat & gazebo - one dog welcome
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.