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Park Loop Road

Acadia National Park, ME
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving, Viewing wildlife
Description: A major national park in Maine where the attractions and sights are well known along the 20-mile Park Loop Road.
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Syracuse, New York
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93 reviews 93 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We made a day trip up from Portland. Got there relatively early, and there was not too much traffic early on, but by noon, the popular places, like Sand Beach, and Jordan Pond were crowded, with limited parking. The view from the top of Cadillac Mountain were breathtaking. If you are anywhere in Maine, this is a must do!

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Lilburn, Georgia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

But, be prepared for traffic and congested areas. We did not find a place to park at Sandy Beach or Jordan Pond. But the views along the way are great and the less visited areas are worth stopping to see - such as Bubble Rock. We got to Thunder Hole at low tide, which meant not such a crowd, but... More

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Sparrows Point , MD
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Decided to take the long ride from Portland to visit Acadia National Park. It was a rainy day with lots of fog and dark skies. When we arrived at the park visitor center it rained light and then heavy on an off. We weren't sure what our experience would be. Well, thank goodness we did. The sights along the park... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

But do it slow. There is so much to see from vantage points throughout the park! Stop by Sand Beach and be amazed at how easy it is to get to when it looks so far away. Thunderhole seems like no big deal....until you climb down and experience it. Cadillac Mountain is nothing short of amazing. Jordan Pond is worth... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We drove around park loop road on our first day in Acadia. Most of us had never been here and werent sure exactly what a treat it would be. We stopped at a couple little outlooks along the way to take in the views, dip our toes in the water, and climb on some of the rocks. Even if you... More

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Derry, New Hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you visit the Acadia area, I'd recommend driving the Loop Road and stop where you feel like stopping. There are so many fantastic experiences along the way that you can enjoy. It takes a good few days to take it all in, but you can certainly get a taste of it in a day trip too. Grab that camera!!

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

From start to finish you have to do Park Loop Road. And I would recommend driving it. We considered the trolley and the Islander Bus; but then you have limited amounts of time at each stop. We stopped constantly on this road. There were so many amazing sights to see - from the mountains to the ocean, Sandy Beach, Thunder... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This type of drive is why you visit a National Park. I have been all over America and this drive is a pretty as there is.

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Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The one-way park loop road was good. Being one way, you didn't have to worry about on-coming traffic and were able to park along the side of the road if you wanted to stop and see something. The area was well marked with signs for places to stop and visit.

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Tampa, Florida
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112 reviews 112 reviews
68 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I'm not sure how you can miss going on the Park Loop Road. It is the circulatory system in Acadia, it keeps the park running. During your visit you will utilize the road to get all around the park, the benefit in this is that the road is often very scenic and easy driving. Keep in mind that the road... More

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