Directions & Transportation

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Automobile
By Car
Mount Desert Island: From Boston take I-95 north to Augusta, Maine, then Route 3 east to Ellsworth, and on to Mount Desert Island. For an alternate route, continue on I-95 north to Bangor, Maine, then take Route 1A east to Ellsworth. In Ellsworth, take Route 3 to Mount Desert Island.

Schoodic Peninsula: Take I-95 north to Bangor, Maine, then take Route 1A east to Ellsworth. In Ellsworth, head north on U.S. Route 1 for approximately 17.3 miles to Hwy 186. Turn right on Hwy 186 and drive 6.5 miles. Turn left at yield sign, continue .5 miles and turn right on Schoodic Loop Road.
 
plane

By Plane
Direct flights from Boston's Logan Airport land at the Hancock County Airport, 10 miles from Acadia National Park. National airlines serve the Bangor International Airport, about one hour from the park. Car rentals are available at both airports.

 
bus
By Public Transportation

Bus service from Boston to Bangor is available year-round via Concord Coach Lines and Greyhound.


Tip

During the summer months the Park Loop Road and parking lots at carriage road entrances can be quite crowded. Parking is permitted only in designated (posted) areas, parking lots, and established roadside pullouts. To avoid the crowds and parking issues, you can ride fare-free Island Explorer buses to many park destinations.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Phone:

(207) 288-3338
General information and questions. The phone is answered weekdays 8 am - 4:30 pm.

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