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    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

    Precipice Cliff, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliff areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »

  • Cultural Connections programs rescheduled for 7/16/2014 due to weather

    Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.

  • Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm

    The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.

Guided Tours

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Bus and Carriage Tours

 

National Park Tours
Offers 2.5-hour narrated bus tours through the park, including three 15-minute stops (one on Cadillac Mountain), from May through October. For reservations and information, call 207-288-0300 or visit their website.

Oli's Trolley
Offers 1-hour and 2.5-hour narrated trolley tours through the park, including a stop at the top of Cadillac Mountain, from May through October. Board trolleys in downtown Bar Harbor. For reservations and more information, call 207-288-9899 or visit their website.

Carriages of Acadia, Inc. (Wildwood Stables)
Visit their website for descriptions of each tour and prices. For information and reservations for tours and overnight stabling, contact: Carriages of Acadia, P.O. Box 1406, Houlton, Maine 04730. Phone: 877-276-3622 or 207-276-5721.

 
Tour Boat

Ranger-Narrated Boat Cruises

 

Schedules and fees vary; check the schedule of events for more information.

Baker Island Cruise (mid-June through mid-September)
Explore a remote, ocean-sculpted island seen by few visitors. Hop aboard a motorized launch for landing and discover the island's unique natural and cultural history on a moderate hike with a park ranger. 4.5 hours. Fee. Harbor Place, 1 West Street, Bar Harbor. Reservations: 207-288-2386.

Dive-In Theater Boat Cruise (mid-May through early October)
Cruise with a ranger through Frenchman Bay in search of seals, porpoises, and coastal bird life. Watch real-time video as a diver scours the ocean floor for marine life to bring aboard the boat for hands-on exploration. 3 hours. Fee. College of Atlantic Dock. Advance Ticket Sales (through their reservation company): 800-979-3370 (US) or 212-209-3370 (international).

Frenchman Bay Cruise (mid-May through early October)
Climb aboard a majestic 151-foot (46 m), four-masted schooner in search of wildlife and history. 2 hours. Fee. Bar Harbor Inn Pier. Reservations: 207-288-4585.

Islesford Historical Cruise (mid-May through early October)
Discover the enduring connections between people and the sea. Search for wildlife as you cruise to Little Cranberry Island for a stop at the Islesford Historical Museum and explore the scenic fjord of Somes Sound. Municipal Pier, Northeast Harbor. 2.5 hours. Fee. Reservations: 207-276-5352.

Cruise Essentials

  • Warm, layered, and windproof/waterproof clothing for all seasons
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat
  • Water and snacks
  • Binoculars and a camera

Did You Know?

From atop Cadillac Mountain, the sun is just starting to rise over the Porcupine Islands.

Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States. During certain times of the year, it is the first place in the U.S. to see sunrise.