• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.


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  • Temporary Road Closure

    A section of the Western Mtn Road in Southwest Harbor will be closed until 8/18 while park crews replace a culvert with a new fish-friendly open bottom culvert. For more information and a map visit our Getting Around Page. More »

  • 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.

Nearby Attractions


Federal Parks and Wildlife Refuges

Saint Croix Island International Historic Site 125 miles (201 km)
Located 8 miles (13 km) south of Calais, Maine, on U.S. Route 1, Saint Croix Island IHS commemorates one of the earliest European settlements in NOrth America and the first attempt at permanent French colonization in the territory they called l'Acadie (Acadia). Click here for more information.

Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge
50 miles (80 km)
Composed of islands along the Maine coast, this wildlife refuge protects nesting habitat for diverse seabird and wading bird populations, as well as bald eagles. Click here for more information.

Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge 150 miles (241 km)
The eastern-most national wildlife refuge in the Atlantic flyway, this wildlife refuge protects migrating waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, upland game birds, songbirds, and birds of prey. Click here for more information.


State Parks


Lamoine State Park 21 miles (34 km)
This park is the closest state park to Acadia. Located across Frenchman Bay from Mount Desert Island, it includes a campground, picnic area, and boat ramp. Click here for more information.

Baxter State Park 120 miles (193 km)
Featuring Katahdin Peak, the tallest mountain in Maine and the northern end of the Appalachian Trail, Baxter State Park offers numerous recreational opportunities. Click here for more information.

Maine contains more than 30 state parks; more information about the Maine state park system is available here.


Chambers of Commerce


Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce
800-288-5103 or 207-664-2940

Bar Harbor Merchants Association

Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce

Southwest Harbor/Tremont Chamber of Commerce

Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce

Schoodic Area Chamber of Commerce

Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce
207-348-6124 (summer)

Trenton Chamber of Commerce

Maine Office of Tourism
888-624-6345 (voice)
888-877-2317 (TTY)

Did You Know?

The wide carriage road is lined by the spring foliage of birch trees.

Acadia National Park's carriage road system, built by John D. Rockefeller Jr., has been called “the finest example of broken stone roads designed for horse-drawn vehicles still extant in America.” Today, you can hike or bike 45 miles of these scenic carriage roads in the park.