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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.

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?

Bronze statue of a Passamaquoddy man

Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is a National Park Service site located within three hours of Acadia. Saint Croix commemorates the first French attempt at a permanent settlement in N. America. Explore the mainland site with an interpretive trail featuring bronze statues and waysides. More...