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Acadia National Park Bar Harbor
#1 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Visiting Bar Harbour area.Return visited this wonderful national after 20 years.Just a great place with wonderful vistas and a full range of out door activities for the whole family and every fitness level.One of...
And for an easy or family friendly stroll I recommend Jordan Pond, Bar Island, and Wonderland Trail.
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Park Loop Road Acadia National Park
#7 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
It is a lovely outing and will satisfy the adventurous kids with lots of cliffs and rocks to jump on and over, yet the walking trails are perfect for older adults - even ones with reduced mobility.
I have been visiting Acadia for over 40 years and the Loop Road is the most convenient way to see the park if you have family members or friends who are unable hike, bike or enjoy the sights on foot.
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Quoddy Head State Park Lubec
#11 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Caution should be taken with children, lots of cliffs, incredible surf and some of the scariest and most awe inspiring tides in the world.
Great hike- families could do this but always be careful.
Eagle Lake Acadia National Park Bar Harbor
#8 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
The guides list this as 'easy to moderate' family ride, and is one of the most popular routes so can be busy but is still peaceful.
The 5.7-mile carriage road around Eagle Lake is perfect for a late-afternoon run, a family bike ride, or a long walk with a dog.
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Mount Desert Island Bar Harbor
#2 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Many thanks to the men who founded this place, the families who donated thousands of acres of pristine land, and the National Park Service for preserving and maintaining it for us to enjoy!
... horse driven carriage rides, tea at the Jordan Pond House, Alpine Lakes, scenic views (sunrise & sunset) from Cadillac Mountain, etc. Children can become Junior Park Rangers by completing certain assigned tasks.
Schoodic Point Winter Harbor
#6 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
My family recently visited Schoodic Point and it is amazing!!
I hadn't visited in years until this week, and was pleasantly surprised to see how unchanged it is from those happy family picnic days, decades ago.
Schoodic Ferry Winter Harbor
#26 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
She will enthrall the kids with her project and her accent!
A great experience for children + adults!
Ocean Trail Bar Harbor
#12 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
It's perfect for kids, and could even be maneuvered with a wheelchair.
Very nice and relaxing and safe enough for children to walk around.
Cadillac Mountain Acadia National Park
#3 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Great views , picture taking experiences ,great for the entire family , marked walking and climbing trails snack shop and souvenirs on top drive out to take pics spectacular sunrise and sunsets
The summit of this mountain is accessible by car which helps if you are travelling with kids and is located on an island which gives you a spectacular 360 degree view of Bar Harbor and Acadia park.
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Jordan Pond Acadia National Park
#22 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Our family of four (22 and 24 year old "kids") really enjoyed our visit to Jordan Pond.
The part of the loop that we did was easy and just a simple walk around the park, I would recommend this if you wanted to do a nice easy walk after dinner or lunch or if you were with young children that couldn't...
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Agamont Park Bar Harbor
#28 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Park was full of people coming and going, but it was a pleasure seeing families and people enjoying the view, the paths and the fresh air.
Great for the kids to run around and get their energy out.
Shore Path Bar Harbor
#16 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
The view of the ocean is magical!! Great path to get into town or to jog in the mornings!! Very fun for children!!!
A free walking path, great scenery and educational for kids to see all the lobster traps and experience a rising tide while you watch.
Great Head Trail Acadia National Park
#15 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Great Head trail is good for children and older folks.
This is a great early morning or afternoon hike and one that the whole family can experience.
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West Quoddy Head Light Lubec
#14 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
After your visit, be sure and stop at Family Fisheries Restaurant (on the right on 774 as you head south from the lighthouse) - delicious seafood and the desserts are spectacular!
We will return to Lubec with the kids this summer to hike and explore some more the area has to offer.
Wonderland Trail Southwest Harbor
#23 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Go during low tide to experience tide pools full of urchins, starfish and crabs, but look and don’t touch ️ Trail also leads to some mud flats that kids love to explore!! Wear Proper hiking shoes for exploring an...
Kids LOVED spending hours climbing on the rocks, exploring little tidal pools on the rocks - it was a great experience.
Carriage Roads Acadia National Park
#18 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Going through the roads is a great relaxing way to see the park, and learn about its history and connection to the Rockefeller family.
Biking along Eagle lake is a great activity for the whole family to enjoy, even younger kids can do it.
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Schoodic Peninsula Bar Harbor
#9 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
The arts and lobster festival during August are great family fun as well.
This was perfect with our 3 kids (ages 6, 11, and 12).
Sand Beach Acadia National Park
#27 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
It was quite windy the day we visited but saw lots of kids enjoying the surfs.The views are amazing.We visited the beach again next morning after Cadillac mountain sunrise and it was so peaceful and beautiful at t...
Family Fun, Couples fun, all fun.
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Frenchman Bay Bar Harbor
#13 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Beautiful views boat rides walking paths concerts dinning casual fresh seafood great for the entire family ,
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Land Bridge to Bar Island Bar Harbor
#17 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
The kids loved wading through the tidal pools to see what we could find, little lobsters, different types crabs under rocks, hermit crabs, snails, and the list goes on.
Kids love exploring the shore during low tide and everyone enjoys the short and easy hike up Bar Island.
Village Green Bar Harbor
#30 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Nice central spot in Bar Harbor to sit, relax, lay in the grass, take in the kids running around, families relaxing or in our case, here the local orchestra play a bit before the big 4th of July fireworks show.
You can just sit and have an ice cream or let the kids play..I like to think of it as a great resting place as you can get tired from walking the village of Bar Harbor.You can also meet up with the tour buses that...
Acadia National Park Visitors Center Acadia National Park
#36 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Informative and great rangers with the kids
They have maps & brochures highlighting all activities in the park as well as Ranger activities for the children.
Echo Lake Beach Acadia National Park
#50 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Great spot to enjoy the sun with the family after we went hiking,the water is warm and the place has great facilities and a lifeguard on duty ,the water is shallow so even for small children is s great place.The o...
Wonderful trails around the beach and easy for families.
Ship Harbor Nature Trail Bass Harbor
#34 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
My kids enjoyed this part of the walk so much that we spent more time than we had expected, so if you like exploring rocky shores you may want to allow yourself some extra time to linger at this spot.
Great little hiking path for the whole family!
Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden Northeast Harbor
#29 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Flying Mountain Hiking Trail Southwest Harbor
#33 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
First-rate Family Hike with a Swim in the Summer
This is a great family hike with outstanding views!
Bucksport Waterfront Walkway Bucksport
#52 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Kids all love a fort with real cannons and the view from the observatory goes from Mt Katahdin in Aroostook County to Mount Cadillac on Mount Desert Island.
Family friendly ...stroller and wheelchair accessible... great views of Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Bridge!
Thunder Hole Acadia National Park
#41 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Great place to take the family!
Children were fascinated and everyone enjoyed it.
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Egg Rock Light Bar Harbor
#32 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Mount Desert Island Oceanarium Bar Harbor
#45 of 223 things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine
There were lots of kids and families, but there was also plenty to see and do for our family of 3 adults :) Be sure to visit this great Bar Harbor site!
Highly informative experience for the entire family!