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Address: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
Phone Number: 2072883338
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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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Driving the loop is a great way to experience Acadia if you're not a hiker. There are many beautiful pull outs to enjoy vista views. Stop for a bite to eat at the Jordan Pond... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Driving the loop is a great way to experience Acadia if you're not a hiker. There are many beautiful pull outs to enjoy vista views. Stop for a bite to eat at the Jordan Pond House but recommend going at an off hour if you don't want to wait.

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Burlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although Thunder Hole has changed sense we were last there (the hole is gone) it was still a fatalistic experience. We have been there at high & low tide. You need to see the difference you would not believe it.

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Atlantic Beach, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our stay at my cousins on Desert every July we walk and drive all the roads, ponds, hills and beaches and this is one of our favorites.

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Franklin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a tour bus to travel along this scenic drive. The colors were beautiful. You have the ponds, creeks, rocky shores, islands, crashing water, trails, carriage rides, beaches, gardens, beaver huts, springs etc. All we had to do was look, enjoy and experience. I would take a bus because part of it was difficult to travel if you had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This loop drive is outstanding, it is in my opinion the highlight of Acadia. This is where you see the areas that look like the California coast with sweeping vistas and stunning cliffs. Ne sure to check it out.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

National Park is free for seniors with pass. The free bus from the Visitors' Center stops running after Columbus Day. We arrived that last weekend and took the bus so my husband could get a feel for the layout of the park without the hassle of driving/parking. Stopped at Jason's Pond for lunch, views, and a leisurely walk along the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I had originally planned to take a bus from Bar Harbor, but I had just learned that the buses had stopped for the season. Peak fall was as its best the weekend of my visit. The sights along the drive were to die for. The pools, creeks, pines, rocky shores, sunsets and fall colors-just amazing. In fact, there was so... More 

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Mason, Michigan, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Road was in great condition and well marked. We were there in the fall so the traffic wasn't bad. There are many places to pull off & get a good view from the car.

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Enola, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

I visited during June 2015 while on a roadtrip from PA. Myself and my friends really enjoyed the Park Loop Road. The views from it were fantastic and there were plenty of spots that you could park and walk along the coast. We drove this multiple times during our stay in Acadia. I definitely recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We took the CD tour of Acadia National Park after purchasing it at the Visitors Center. Our tour was during the first week in November, 2015. Most visitors were gone, so we had much of the island to ourselves. We had no traffic to contend with and were able to take our time driving and enjoying the beauty of the... More 

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