Plan Your Visit

Explore a different season at Acadia.
Check us out in a new season!

NPS / Kristi Rugg

Want to make the most out of your trip?

Save on gas
  • leave your car where you're staying and walk, bike, or ride the fare-free Island Explorer Bus
  • enjoy a car-free biking experience on any part of the 45-mile long carriage road system
  • catch the views from a hiking trail
New experiences
  • Early birds: check out our most iconic views before everyone else by getting up early
  • Sunrise and sunset solitude: Cadillac Mountain may be the most popular place to watch sunrise or sunset, but that means it's also the busiest
  • Night owls: full moon walks across Sand Beach, shooting stars over Cadillac Mountain, owl calls in the still of the night... half the fun in the park is after dark!
  • Try a new season: winter, spring, and late fall are quieter times in Acadia and a great place to come to avoid the summer crowds
  • Try a different angle: view Acadia from a boat, an island, or a place that may be new to you
Basic Information
Fees, conditions, and pets.

Directions & Transportation
By air, land, or water travel to the park.

Eating & Sleeping
Where to eat, camp, and lodge.

Places to Go
Scenic areas and visitor centers.

Things to Do
Explore indoors and out!


Park ranger programs and special events.


What to know before you visit.


Where to go, things to do, and best activities when accessibility is on your mind.

Nearby Attractions
Chambers of commerce and local sights.

Maps, newspapers, and bulletins.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


(207) 288-3338

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