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    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • Carriage Roads Closed

    All park carriage roads are closed until further notice to prevent damage during the spring thaw. For more information: (207) 288-3338

  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

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

  • Blackwoods Campground is open

    Blackwoods Campground is open and is sites are available by self-registration at the campground. More »

  • 2014 Season Openings

    Park Loop Rd, Cadillac Mountain Rd, & Hulls Cove Visitor Center is open. Call (207) 288-3338 or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AcadiaNPS) for more information More »

  • Jordan Pond boat ramp parking lot is closed for construction

    It's scheduled to reopen on June 28. There may be intermittent openings at the discretion of the contractor. The North Lot parking area will remain open for access to the Jordan Pond House Restaurant & hiking & biking trails.

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?

A girl stands along the stone steps of the Kurt Diederich Path in this historic image taken around 1920.

Acadia National Park contains more than 120 miles of historic hiking trails. Many of these trails were established by local village improvement societies in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today many of the historic features, such as stonework, are still visible.