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Address: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
Activities: Driving, Viewing wildlife
Description: A major national park in Maine where the attractions and sights are well...
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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Walk it! Do not just drive!

Well, others have already mentioned that this is a "drive of the century". I cannot imagine views more magnificent... But if you walk along the Ocean Path, you will see more. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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278 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Well, others have already mentioned that this is a "drive of the century". I cannot imagine views more magnificent... But if you walk along the Ocean Path, you will see more. It is just so good to jump from rock to rock, enjoy the most beautiful vistas, get to the Thunder Hole and then walk up to the majestic Otter... More 

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Washington DC
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Park Loop Rd is one of those roads that offers gorgeous views along its length. Its a good thing there are parking areas along its length where you can pull-over and walk the trail that follows the road. There are plenty of access points to be able to go on the rocks and beach areas. Trail heads can be found... More 

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This loop provides an interesting view of all the scenic beauty on eastern Acadia. However, its a one way loop so make sure you get in from the right side to stop by all the good spots - sand beach, beehive trail, thunderhole, etc. But they have free shuttle bus service to carry you around, so you can also park... More 

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Michigan
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194 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 401 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Park Loop Road is the main road around the large portion of Acadia National Park. Follow this road and you'll see all of the main sights! There are pull off photo areas along the way. Don't be afraid to stop, you'll not be disappointed with the scenery. Also there are several parking lots of the better scenery areas along the... More 

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Middlesboro, Kentucky
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous, diverse flora & fauna. Smooth road and one way traffic at times. Excellent pull overs, hiking trails, and park attractions. Relaxing and easy!

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

With five young kids in tow, we have to get creative with our vacations. This trip was perfect, and the drive had great sights to see the whole way. A walk on Sand Beach, a stop at the Nature Center, a drive up Cadillac Mountain, and a quick stop for a picnic = perfection!

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Had a great time. It was in the fall so there were no crowds. Did some short hikes. Used the park service transportation. Great trip

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is the main drag of the the Acadia park. It's a great loop through the the park with stops including thunder hole, Jordan pond, bubble pond, Cadillac Mtn. and more. The whole loop probably takes 45 min to drive maybe with out stopping but you need to plan stops and enjoy the scenery. We had a rental for our... More 

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La Plata, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Do stop get out of car and hike path. Road pretty but best scenery on hikes and in least popular places

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Marysville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. helped to plan out the route for the Park Loop Road. He used the same design principles that he used on his carriage roads in the park. Tip: stop frequently and get out of your car to get closer looks. You can also ride the Park Bus for free, with frequent stops.

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Address: Address: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Acadia National Park

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