Park Loop Road

Park Loop Road, Acadia National Park: Address, Phone Number, Park Loop Road Reviews: 4.5/5

Park Loop Road
4.5
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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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Travel_All_that_you_can
10 contributions
Fall colors galore!
Oct 2021
Not sure how many times we drove the loop but each time it felt like we saw something new (or found an off shoot road/trail to take). The colors were amazing - best time of year to go is about early-mid October (watch the MaineFoilage.com). Not crowded, plenty of parking - wonderful!
Written November 11, 2021
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cphannah
Franklin, TN139 contributions
Nice views
Oct 2021
We loved seeing so many views from the car. It was really nice, when we could find a parking spot, to get out and have a seat on the rocks to soak it all in. Once we were beyond the ocean-side driving, it was pretty forests. The road to the top of Cadillac Mountain was open, so we went. There was no parking available. My husband dropped me off and circled around so I could take a few pictures. Wasn't worth it.
I'm glad we saw this park, but don't need to go there again.
Written October 27, 2021
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Chuck2010
Palmyra, PA2,575 contributions
TIPS for the Park Loop Road - Senior 55+ Focus
Oct 2021
Got One Day for the Park: Do the Park Loop Road

TIPS for a Senior 55+ : no moderate/strenuous hiking needed; leisurely walking will do
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Plan for five to seven hours, including stops, for the entire 27-mile road
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Highlights not to miss: Plenty of Superb Photo Spots

Hulls Cove Visitor Center: Starting Point
(Did you know that you need to walk up 55 steps to the center!)

The first overlook amazing view of Frenchman Bay.

The next overlook, Cadillac Mountain Dorr and Champlain Mountains

Schooner Head Overlook

Sand Beach

Ocean Path - walk the distance you like

Thunder Hole

Otter Point

Little Hunters Beach

Jordan Pond

Jordan Pond House - food, snacks, ice cream, chill out

Cadillac Mountain Summit – Need an online reservation Ticket to enter
Written October 22, 2021
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AJOhio
Cleveland, OH109 contributions
Scenic but Heavy Traffic
Oct 2021
This is the main road through Acadia National Park. You can use it to access most of the trails and other attractions or just experience it as a scenic drive. It's really beautiful but unfortunately experiences heavy traffic. Parking can be difficult to find if you are trying to reach a trail or just stop and enjoy the views.
Written October 19, 2021
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Gafilpoo
Bluffton, OH384 contributions
See a lot of the park, but you have to get out of your car
Oct 2021
The official park loop road takes you to all the key attractions and trail heads in Acadia Nat'l Park on Mt. Desert Island. But don't expect to see the park by just driving through. You will need to park and walk to see most of the interesting sites. Part of the road is one-way clockwise. If you pass something, you can't go back. Is the busy season, they allow parking in the right lane in the one-way area, because demand far exceeds supply of parking. Go early in the day. You will need multiple days to truly take in all the Loop Road sights and hikes
Written October 17, 2021
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Maltipoo16
New York791 contributions
Beautiful views of Acadia
Sep 2021 • Family
Park loop road gave us beautiful roadside views of Acadia. In addition, it was a great way to get around the park quickly. The road also makes a lot of the attractions very handicapped accessible, which I really enjoyed seeing.
Written October 17, 2021
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Rooindie
Farmington, CT915 contributions
Not a must do
Sep 2021
I can't say I understand the fuss about the park road. We had purchased a book on the road in advance, so we knew the history and some stops to make in advance. The couple of overlooks we went to were "fine", but the views are 10x better from the hikes we did. Mostly it just felt like driving through a forest, but where you had to be alert for all the people walking on the side of the road or being parked where they weren't supposed to be.
Written October 3, 2021
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Joanne S
Fort Mill, SC404 contributions
Spectacular...and crowded
Sep 2021 • Friends
Incredibly beautiful...and bumper to bumper traffic with no parking available at many of the vistas. Too beautiful to miss, but be ready to exercise is patience.
Written September 28, 2021
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA1,509 contributions
You can get to most of the highlights from the loop
Sep 2021
As the name implies, the Park Loop Road takes you around the park, where you can stop at many of the highlights. In several places the road is one way and you can park to the side of the right most lane. We visited over Labor Day weekend and the park was quite crowded with cars parked bumper to bumper along the main stretch of the loop. Be sure, when you park, that you park entirely on the road and not off to the far right, on the grass. We parked to the far right, with our tires on the grass when we first arrived, and came back to find a parking warning on our car. I walked up and down the road a bit and found that every car that had the warning, had tires on the grass, whereas the cars that didn’t, were fully on the road. Also, if you are visiting when it is crowded, if you see a spot on the road more/less close to what you want to see, then take it. When we were there, every parking area was full, and if you pass up spots on the side of the road and find no parking elsewhere, you can’t just turn around and look again – you need to drive all the way around the loop again. The loop may not seem long, but it is, if the park is crowded, and you need to wait in a long line of cars entering the park at one point in the loop.
Written September 23, 2021
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tonira
Atlanta, GA14 contributions
Great views - Don't do the tour app
Jul 2021
We had handicap parking so parking was not an issue but for others - it was probably a nightmare. Views and sites are great. It would be stupid to go to Acadia and not do the look road. We tried downloading the tour app = was a waste of money - did not work because of such bad WIFI.
Written August 4, 2021
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