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See the park on a time limit

We only had one day in the park, so when we needed a recommendation for getting the most out of our... read more

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MelZell88
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Park Loop Road

I have been to many national parks. This ocean drive around the park is the most unique I have ever... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We only had one day in the park, so when we needed a recommendation for getting the most out of our time, our host recommended driving the park loop and stopping on the roadside pull outs and doing some smaller hikes. It was a great...More

Thank MelZell88
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We've driven around the loop or parts of it four days now. There is a lot of great coastal scenery, especially along the southeast side - Otter Cliffs, Sand Beach, Thunder Hole. We loved Cadillac Mtn's views! It's helpful to have one way traffic since...More

Thank Marijayne
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to many national parks. This ocean drive around the park is the most unique I have ever seen. So many places to pull over and explore or just take in the beauty. The rocky cliffs are spectacular and so inviting for the...More

1  Thank lbelmain
Reviewed 1 week ago

This paved road allows you to drive through out the park and is the easy way to get from one part of the park to the other. Along the way, make sure to stop everywhere and enjoy the beyond beautiful photo ops that are available...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Loop in general made getting to the various stops in the park easy. The sights were all absolutely gorgeous and fantastic. The main problem is how crazy the traffic can be! At times we were stopped dead in places at key points, like Thunder...More

Thank DarthDad07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Loop Road indeed has gorgeous scenery along several stretches, but I found the most beautiful part to be between Bar Harbor and Otter Cliffs. The rest of the road is nice, but the areas where it closely follows the coast are best. I suggest...More

10  Thank Seth M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arcadia national park is a jewel. This road presents a great overview and we returned the next. Day for several hikes.

Thank Codfish1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at Acadia after lunch and were eager to find a picnic table; the first one on the map was Bear Brook. Tables next to the parking... could not stop at Sand Beach as the parking was full. Circled Otter Point twice as we...More

3  Thank sandra_lemieux
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best viewed if you take the free shuttle, or, you’re NOT the driver! Definitely park at the scenic overlooks to enjoy nature, then park at the top of Cadillac Mountain.

Thank MACHERI0611
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Acadia is so beautiful. We did the loop probably 3 times in 2 days and still missed stuff. We went the weekend before Labor Day and it was pretty crowded - Monday was way worse than Sunday surprisingly. We saved Sandy Beach for Monday but...More

1  Thank Stay586774
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125amylovestotravel
August 16, 2018|
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Response from highest_expectations |
We are heading there in a week, have fun! I just tried to post the link, but trip advisor won't allow it. Type in Every Kid in a Park and it will get you there. All you will do is print off a pass and it will cover your... More
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Boli X
August 11, 2018|
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Response from smithez | Reviewed this property |
No, you can access loop road from several spots on the island. Jordan Pond is off of Park Loop Rd.
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Boli X
August 11, 2018|
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Response from Leo B | Reviewed this property |
Not it is not the only entrance. Google Acadia and go to the National Park website ,there is a map that shows the roads and entrances.
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