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Address: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Mountain biking
Description: Scenic 22-mile loop through Acadia National Park welcomes hikers...
Scenic 22-mile loop through Acadia National Park welcomes hikers, horseback riders and bikers along its scenic route.
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Very nice ride

Very nice ride around the core of the park. Spectacular views everywhere. May want to avoid July 4th weekend, very crowded. I recommend the western part of Acadia, during the July... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Marysville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Very nice ride around the core of the park. Spectacular views everywhere. May want to avoid July 4th weekend, very crowded. I recommend the western part of Acadia, during the July 4th weekend, rarely gets too crowded over there.

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Greensburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We had a small amount of time while on our trip to visit Acadia National Park, so it was nice that they had made a loop around it. The loop followed the coastline on the north side, so there were some stunning views. We stopped several times to get pictures (there are several parking sites along the route, and some... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We travelled by car as one of our party was unable to walk far and were able to gain access to the viewing platforms and information regarding the relevant views all around the park. We visited Thunder hole but didn't realise you have to time your visit to coincide with the tide to hear the thunder. I think we were... More 

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zephyrhills, florida
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

take the time to enjoy this beautiful park. Drive the loop road but take the time to stop and sit and think and look or walk along your way There are many trails and each is worth taking. People bring lawn chairs and sit on the ledges for hours ; others may be practicing for a concert; others are reading... More 

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Isle Au Haut, Maine
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

If you are coming to Maine Acadia national park should not be missed! There are miles of trails in addition to this loop road that you can drive up to Cadillac mountain on. By the way, if you like to watch the sun rise, Cadillac mountain is the place to do it! It is well worth the early morning expedition... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Had wonderful few days walking around with our 10 year old girls. Were planning to hire bikes, but due to pouring rain decided walking some of the carriageways was better option (in our wet weather gear!. Beautiful, well maintained and well signposted trails and carriageways. Had a great time despite weather. Wish we had had longer to spend. And what... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 876 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This is a nice drive with many places you can stop for a photo. The scenery is spectacular and the views outstanding. We took time to make several stops as will be reflected by the number of photos have included with this posting. We would like to go back time and time again. Maine is a beautiful state.

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Norridgewock, Maine, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Go after labor day, less people. If you are only going to visit Maine once, do not miss Arcadia National Park

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a great starting point to find out more about the area before coming back to hike the best bits. The loop is well set out with loads of parking and spectacular viewpoints. Well worth the entrance fee because you can return for the next week.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Very nice rude around the park. We were very fortunate to find parking wherever we stopped. The fall scenery is beautiful and the walking not too strenuous.

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Address: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Acadia National Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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