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Park Loop Road

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Address: , Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
Phone Number: 2072883338
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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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Takes you to beautiful Sand Beach

This road takes you to various access points in Acadia National Park. We took it to Sand Beach, which was beautiful. Brisky, wavy ocean water! But fun for wading in, and lots... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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Westville, Indiana
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I struggled with how many stars. I have to settle on 3. Acadia's loop road is a beautiful, but a stressful experience. The key to stress free enjoyment of our National Parks is to get out there early. We learned this lesson a long time ago. Take your shower the night before, eat a light breakfast & get moving. We... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This road takes you to various access points in Acadia National Park. We took it to Sand Beach, which was beautiful. Brisky, wavy ocean water! But fun for wading in, and lots of people were braving the waves and having tons of fun. There is a lifeguard on duty, and restrooms. The parking lot fills up, so you often have... More 

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Kemblesville, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Loop Road is the main road around Acadia Park. Almost all hiking trails start from some point off of Loop Road. Recommend you start earlier in the day if you want to get a parking spot anywhere off the loop.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Loop Road is a beautiful way to tour the park whether you are alone or with friends. There are safe, beautiful vistas to park at along the long, windy road and no matter how crowded the park is you can always find a spot to take a photo of the pristine beauty of the landscape. The road was designed... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

it was nice to stop by various photo ops, the parking is well planned and covered all major points. I suggest doing it on day 1 and then come back on day two for points which you like.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It was so beautiful. The park is clean and accessible. There was very little cell service so we weren't able to rely on GPS to navigate our drive and the maps were a bit confusing but other than that, we had a wonderful time enjoying the views, climbing the rocks, watching the lobstermen come through and pull out the traps.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A very enjoyable drive around the island, worthy of taking. Provides a nice perspective of what the area offers outside of the very touristy Bar Harbor. Be sure to take the time to browse through the Northeast Harbor village. Beautiful village and spectacular homes in this area.

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Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Maps are very clear and the loop road makes it easy to navigate the park. We stayed in Blackwoods campground so we were on the loop quite often.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I found driving the Park Loop Road to be a great way to experience Acadia, IF you get started early. I started at 8:30am. If you can get started around that time, you'll be well ahead of the crowds. I was there on a Sunday in August (expected it to be crowded), but there were only a few cars at... More 

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New Ipswich,NH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Walking along the ocean from Sand Beach to Otter Point is really fun and I highly recommend it especially early in the day, midweek or later in the day...crowds can be tough.

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