Acadia To Do


Acadia National Park Carriage Rides

Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island Activities

Acadia National Park is the second most visited park in the country, behind Yellowstone National Park. People come from all over the world to explore the 30,300 acres of Acadia National Park, where the mountains meet the sea. You can hike over 120 miles of trails, bike 45 miles of carriage roads, or drive the scenic 27-mile Park Road Loop. Some of the “must-visits” of Acadia National Park include famous Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Cadillac Mountain – the highest point of the Eastern Seaboard and best spot to watch the sunrise or sunset, and Somes Sound – the only fjord in the Eastern U.S.

           Acadia National Park Tours

Acadia National Park Tours
Reservations: 207-288-0300 
Ticket Sales: 53 Main St. Bar Harbor, Maine (Testa's Restaurant)

Bar Harbor and Acadia's premier sightseer: 2 1/2 hours of the best sights, sounds & stories available with 3 - 15 minute stops in Acadia National Park. Tour includes Bar Harbor, mansions, Cadillac Mtn., Park Loop Rd., Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Otter Cliffs, etc. Native naturalists give thorough and humorous narrative. 50 yrs. of informing & entertaining satisfied customers. Reservations reccomended. Tours daily 10am & 2pm.





Abbe Museum

Sieur de Monts Spring area of Acadia

Acadia National Park Visitors Center

Hulls Cove Visitors Center - Rt. 3

Acadia Park Bus Tours

Main St., Bar Harbor

Bar Island

Bridge St., Downtown Bar Harbor

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

Rt. 102A to Bass Harbor

Bear Brook Picnic Area

Park Loop Rd.

Boat Tours

Select from Six Tours

Boat cruises with a Park Ranger

Acadia National Park (See schedule)

Cadillac Mountain Auto Road

Park Loop Rd. to Cadillac Mountain Rd.

Cadillac Summit Loop Trail

Cadillac Mtn. - Acadia National Park

Carriage Roads - walking & biking

Acadia National Park  (Print map)

Carriages in The Park

Wildwood Stables on Park Look Rd.

Children's Program at Acadia

Acadia National Park    (Schedule)

Compass Harbor

Lower Main St., Bar Harbor

Eagle Lake

Rt. 233 Bar Harbor

Echo Lake

Rt. 102 toward Southwest Harbor

Fabbri Picnic Area

Park Loop Rd. beyond Otter Point

Fishing - fresh water

License available at local businesses


Acadia National Park (Map available)

Island Explorer Shuttle Bus

Several routes on & off MDI

Jordan Pond House

Park Loop Rd.

Jordan Pond Nature Trail

Jordan Pond Parking Area (in Acadia)


Acadia National Park  

Ocean Path

Sand Beach to Otter Point-Park Loop Rd.

Park Loop Road Driving Tour

Acadia National Park (Print map)

Park Ranger-Led Programs

Acadia National Park (Schedule)

Rock Climbing - Acadia Mountain Guides

198 Main St., Bar Harbor

Rock Climbing - Atlantic Climbing School

67 Cottage St. (2nd. Floor) Bar Harbor

Sail on a Ranger narrated cruise

27 Main St., Bar Harbor - Ticket Office

Sand Beach  

Park Loop Rd.

Sargent Drive Auto Tour

Off Rt. 198 in the town of Mt. Desert

Schoodic Peninsula Auto Tour

Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor (50 miles)

Seawall Picnic Area

Rt. 102 A toward Bass Harbor

Ship Harbor Nature Trail

Rt. 102 A toward Bass Harbor

Sieur de Monts Spring Nature Center

Acadia National Park, Park Loop Rd.

Sunrise/Sunset on Cadillac Mountain

Summit of Cadillac Mountain

Tape Tour

Start at Hulls Cove Visitors Center

Thompson Island Picnic Area

Rt. 3 - Thompson Island

Thunder Hole

Park Loop Road

Tidepools at Sand Beach with a Ranger

July & Aug. (See Park Schedule)

Tidepools on the sand bar

Bridge St., downtown Bar Harbor

Trolley Tours

58 Cottage St. Bar Harbor

Virtual Tour 

Acadia National Park  

Wild Gardens of Acadia

Sieur de Monts Spring area of Acadia

Wonderland Trail

Rt. 102A, Seawall

Bike rentals are available in downtonw Bar Harbor. The Island Explorer will transport you and your bike from the Downtown to the trails.

There are over 50 miles of Carriage Roads in Acadia. These are great for walking and biking because there are no cars allowed on them.

If you're into hiking, Acadia offers over 100 miles of trails to explore. Pickup a copy of "A Walk In The Park" at any local bookstore for one of the best guides to hiking in Acadia.

Sunset is just as spectacular from Cadillac Mountain as sunrise, and you’ll get to sleep in. Blue Hill Overlook is a great spot on the mountain for sunset.

Horse drawn carriage rides fill up fast due to limited availability. Advanced reservations are a good idea.


Maps of Acadia National Park




Boat Cruise

Sail Boat

Lobster Boats