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Park Loop Road

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
+1 207-288-3338
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This is a must do while at Acadia NP - make time for it

As you travel this make sure you realize that this is a one way. There are two lanes and at spots... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Linda B
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Great way to enjoy arcadia

We used island express taking park loop road to hike different trails without having to worry about... read more

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Marilyn A
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New York City, New York
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A major national park in Maine where the attractions and sights are well known along the 20-mile Park Loop Road.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed yesterday

As you travel this make sure you realize that this is a one way. There are two lanes and at spots you can stop in the right lane. Also make sure you are alert at all times just in case someone has stopped in the...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We used island express taking park loop road to hike different trails without having to worry about parking or only taking loop trails. The views from the park loop are spectacular. Great park

Thank Marilyn A
Reviewed yesterday

A good way to see a lot of the main attractions of Acadia. Signage on the road isn't always too good letting you know what attraction you are seeing.

Thank AQMike
Reviewed 2 days ago

OK, more than likely you're going to Acadia because you want to get away from you're normal everyday life? If so, consider skipping the park from 9-5, especially on weekends/holidays. Otherwise it won't seem much different than your local mall, metroplex or business park: bumper...More

Thank davidmariongroup
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Park Loop road is worth attempting, even if you are day hikers and want to get out of your vehicle. I recommend it because it helps give you a better feel for where the hike trail heads are located, and other attractions. It only...More

Thank 636jeff
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a long road but it will get you to your destination. Use the Acadia map that the park ranger gives you when paying the entrance fee. It os very useful!!!

Thank PrzGrl123
Reviewed 4 days ago

Follow the park map to know what there is along the road. Signage is okay, but could be better. Easy road to navigate.

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This road will give you a good overview of the park but beware the signage is not well positioned. We found it too close to the turns and at times misleading. Unfortunately a GPS may not be helpful as it may not recognize the area...More

1  Thank Karen C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the 4th time that we have been to Acadia, and the park loop road is a must. There is a $25 per vehicle fee to use the road, and the purchased pass works for one week. The views are outstanding, the facilities along...More

1  Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were only on Bar Harbor for a couple of days so we chose to do the scenic loop. Taking advice from other reviews we got to the park at 5:45am and did all the drives and major stops at a leisurely pace and by...More

1  Thank rstreater
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Terri G
July 3, 2017|
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Response from MyrtleBeach60 | Reviewed this property |
Bangor....nice small airport and easy in and out, about 90 minutes drive to Bar Harbor
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saga8ro
March 25, 2017|
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Response from saga8ro |
Thanks, that's good information!
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Billsfan80
December 9, 2016|
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Response from Blueturtlebeans | Reviewed this property |
There is sufficient space between the road and the edge as well as a guardrail, way less chance of going over than the PCH! I know what she means there! Have a great trip! Bar Harbor is one of my fav places!
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