Acadia National Park

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Acadia National Park
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Gafilpoo
Bluffton, OH383 contributions
Acadia has something for everyone
Oct 2021
You'll need about a week to see most of Acadia from a variety of different perspectives. Take a boat ride to see the coast and water wildlife and cottages. Hike to the top of different hills in the park - they have great views. Different hikes have varying degrees of difficulty - check in at the visitor center before you go to make sure the difficulty matches the abilities of your party. Shop and eat in Bar Harbor and the other town located on the island.
Written October 17, 2021
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onlyavailablename
28 contributions
Acadia in the fall
Oct 2021
They handled the crowds very well for a busy weekend during the fall. Lots of options for different levels of park experiences. Could not get sunrise passes due to the crowd but didn't realize you need passes to enter Cadillac Mountain at other times as well. make sure you get a pass to go even during regular daytime hours
Written October 17, 2021
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Maltipoo16
New York791 contributions
My First NP And Not My Last
Sep 2021 • Family
So proud to say that Acadia was my first National Park, because it was truly spectacular. The fact that one park can have mountains, lakes, ponds, the ocean with beaches, and much much more makes it truly an amazing place. I love how a lot of the park is accessible by park loop road for those who are handicapped. Traveling by road makes it much easier for a lot of people.
Written October 17, 2021
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KennethCalif
Huntington Beach, CA112 contributions
Acadia NP Foliage Fall
Oct 2021 • Couples
Great scenic view with foliage rainbow leaves in the autumn 2nd week of October

Must make reservation for Cadillac Summit Road, which is on top of Cadillac Mt, giving a panoramic view
There are 2 reservations: 1 is for sunrise (very limited parking and must be up around 3am), 1 is for daytime view.

Thunder hole, Jordan pond, Sand beach, etc are common places to visit as well

Hulls Cove visitor center is the main one.
Written October 17, 2021
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lnglgs
St. Petersburg, FL19 contributions
Well Worth the Drive
Sep 2021
The biggest thing one needs to know is that it is a long drive to get there. It's not just right there like it looks on the map. HOWEVER - once you arrive, Amazing!
It's been on the "bucket list" for years, & got a chance this fall.
My biggest complaint was that the COVID restrictions for entry to buy a pass, get info, & visit the gift shop are very strict. There were a LOT of people getting VERY wet in the rain. Stood there for about 30 minutes. Need a canopy or something.

Once you get going, everything is either the bus that they offer (there are a few different routes) or your personal car. This can cause parking issues & backup. Think was fairly lucky in my visit. Not many issues, but can see it happening. Biggest problem was visiting the lighthouse - not many spaces & it's one out/one in. Waited quite awhile, some gave up & pulled out of line.
Now, is it worth it??
Absolutely! Find some back areas, do a carriage ride, go hiking, wait for the lighthouse & you might be rewarded by fog, revel in the beauty of the world.
I'll be back when I have more time. Give yourself at least 2 days if not 3.
Wanted to add a pic of the lighthouse, but says it's too small......
Written October 16, 2021
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Gina W
Sewell, NJ73 contributions
Fantastic Views!
Oct 2021
This was my 2nd time here and it's still beautiful. Make sure you do your research ahead of time on which trails are best for your skill and energy level. Also, it might be so crowded you wont be able to get near some of the trails, so have some backup trails picked out if the one you want is too packed. If I had to make one bad note, I am not a fan of people being able to bring their dogs on the trails. I'm fine with them being in the campground. But I am there to enjoy nature and smell the wonderful Maine air. On the trails, I kept smelling dog poop from people not cleaning up after their dogs and some people did clean up but left the poop bag sitting nearby. No rangers around to really regulate so if feels like people can do whatever they want. That was definitely different than my first visit. Hopefully, it doesn't continue to get worse.
Written October 15, 2021
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Kristy A
47 contributions
Beautiful Views, Very Little Parking
Oct 2021 • Couples
The views in the park are spectacular, however parking is terrible. There is a bus you can take with hop on and off stops along the park loop - I would definitely say that you should use that service, especially if you want to see Sandy Beach and Jordan Pond. Also there are parts of Acadia that are not part of the main park. Check out Bar Island at low tide for great views of Bar Harbor. Also make the drive to Schoodic Peninsula. Well worth it!
Written October 11, 2021
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR1,547 contributions
A park with beautiful ocean views
Sep 2021
Acadia is a unique National Park, and there aren't others nearby. It's mainly an ocean park, with plenty of coastline to explore and oceanside experiences like Thunder Hole. But it also has Jordan Pond, with its popular (and delicious) popovers, and multiple enjoyable hikes (our favorite is Beehive). You can drive up Cadillac Mountain (with a reservation) to see the sunrise or the sunset or just the views, and you can walk or bike along the carriage paths. There are a lot of different things going on.

The park can get crowded with car traffic, although our most recent trip in late September wasn't too bad. But there's a free shuttle that you can use if you prefer. We've visited Acadia twice, spent 3 full days there, and there's still plenty we haven't seen. It's a great place to visit in Maine.
Written October 10, 2021
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Nature_Traveler
Malolo Island, Fiji68 contributions
Not so much
Oct 2021 • Couples
Woefully inadequate signage. Never did see the whole park. I finally found the entrance and drove about five minutes to the exit. What? It had taken way too long to find the entrance in the first place. The MDI and national park portion of our expensive vacation was a bust. The leaves had good color near the Canadian border. This was our third cross country trip to Maine. EXPENSIVE and touristy.
Written October 9, 2021
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Jim B
Parker, CO70 contributions
Beautiful Park - recommend E-bike ride on Carriage Roads
Oct 2021
We enjoyed Acadia in October 2021. This is a beautiful park with many places to see with access from the park's main road. We would recommend renting an e-bike from a local bike shop so that you can enjoy the Carriage Roads throughout the park (many miles that are not easily walked). The bike shops will deliver the bikes to the Visitor Center parking lot and it is easy access to the Carriage Roads from there. The bikes helped us see more of the park that is not accessible from the main roads.
Written October 9, 2021
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