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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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Majestic Drive!

The views from Park Loop Road are simply majestic and breathtaking! There are so many places to pull over and enjoy overlooks and many parking areas for hikers and other amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The views from Park Loop Road are simply majestic and breathtaking! There are so many places to pull over and enjoy overlooks and many parking areas for hikers and other amazing scenery along the way. We suggest taking a leisurely drive along the entire road and making time to stop every chance you get. God's creation along this road will... More 

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Kokomo, Indiana
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31 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I would FIRST recommend to travelers coming here to get a map of this road and of Mount Desert Island. The VERY helpful visitors center provides a ton of info; some hotels in the Bar Harbor area have maps as well. This road can be closed at certain times depending on weather or time of season, but whatever portions can... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If you go to the Schooner Head overlook, walk down the paved path to the top of the rocks by the water. Once the path levels off look for a partially exposed metal drainage pipe. Turn right at the drainage pipe and walk down the rocks. There is a small cave down there and if you get there a low... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great thing to do when you first get to Acadia. It is kind of a overview of the main spots. It does take a bit to drive though. Amazing views and sights. We pulled over at several spots along the way to take pictures and enjoy the fresh air.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Most was closed due to winter was a bad winter this year but still a lot to see and do. The ocean and view is totally worth the cold, snow and drive. We saw 8 deer seems they are use to people as they kept doing their thing which the kids loved to see. My grand daughter tried to get... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is the best way to see all the highlights of Acadia National Park. My only regret was that we only had one day to take in all the amazing sights. This road takes you directly to the parking area for pretty much every attraction in the park. Just the most perfect day ever. If I had to relive one... More 

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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Take your time and enjoy the ride around the park loop road. Stop at the overlooks and see Bar Harbor, the ocean, the blow holes and more. A great way to spend time if its too hot or too cold to get out on the trails.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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88 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

When I think of Maine I think of Acadia. It’s rocky coastlines, panoramic views and towering pine trees will definitely give you something to remember Maine by. This road takes you right through it all. I highly recommend the drive.

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Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had visited Acadia NP during every season except winter and wanted to see the park with snow. It was truly magical! There is a National Park Service brochure, Winter in Acadia, that you can access online, showing how to access Park Loop Road, where restrooms are available, and rules for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, hiking, camping, and ice fishing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Excellent ocean views, easy accessibility for those that drive their car, and great places to stop and rest and take in the beauty. The most gorgeous part of the drive is along the ocean between the beach and Otter Cliffs. The Jordan Pond House is a great place to stop after hiking, and Cadillac Mountain should be climbed afterwards to... More 

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