Acadia National Park Travel Guide
Acadia National Park is located in Hancock County, Maine. The Park is made up of several islands and some inlet areas but is best known for Mount Desert Island which surpasses in size in the northeast only by New York’s Long Island. The island is also famous for Cadillac Mountain, rustic enclaves and its incredible fishing areas.
Wildlife of Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park Outdoor Activities
There are many different types of lodging in the area. For those who are interested in roughing it, there are many campgrounds are available. However, if you are looking for something a little more comfortable, a Bed & Breakfast or a cabin rental may suit you. You can also go to the other extreme and stay at five-star hotels, which overlook the water and are only minutes away.
The winter visitors center is located on route 233 (Eagle Lake Road), 2 miles west of Bar Harbor, Hulls Cove and the main visitors center is on Route 3 north of Bar Harbor.
The Thompson Island information center can be found on Route 3, just over the bridge from the mainland.
Hours of Operation:
The headquarters is open all year-round, but closed on Thanksgiving Day, December 24th - 25th, and January 1st.
Hulls Cove is open from April 15th to October 31st
Thompson Island is open mid May to mid October. Hours do vary.
Main Office: Acadia National Park, PO BOX 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
A 7 day pass entrance for a personal vehicle during June to early October costs US $20. From May 1st to June 22nd the 7 day pass for vehicles costs US $10. Individuals travelling on foot, bicycle or motorbike can expect to pay US $5 for the 7 day pass. Annual passes are available. Most programs led by park rangers are free, however some do charge a small fee.
Some amenities include museums, campgrounds, visitors centers, biking, boating, climbing, fishing, picnicking, scenic drives, tide pooling, horseback riding, and swimming. There are also expert guides, senior and junior ranger programs. Jordon Pond House Restaurant is the only dining facility in the park. They serve lunch, tea, and dinner from mid May though late October.
Best Times to Visit:
If you are planning to visit Acadia National Park the best times to visit is May through October.
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Acadia National Park Map
Acadia National Park, 109 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA