Nearby Attractions


National Park Service Sites

Four people stand with arms outstretched in foreground with mountain in background

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Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is a new national park unit located in Northern Maine. It is a monument in progress with limited services, and in the coming years services will be added to the monument in cooperation with our partners.

Red historic building on a green hillside

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Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s magnificent summer home is preserved here in a combination indoor museum and outdoor nature park on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. Roosevelt Campobello International Park is a singular example of international cooperation - jointly administered, staffed, and funded by the peoples of Canada and the United States.

In in outdoor trail setting next to a body of open water, a man and two women look at an interpretive wayside next to a bronze statute of a Native woman

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Saint Croix Island International Historic Site

Located 8 miles (13 km) south of Calais, Maine, on U.S. Route 1, Saint Croix Island International Historic Site 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).

National Wildlife Refuges

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. Visit Maine Coastal Islands' website 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. Visit Moosehorn's website 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.

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.

Area Museums

Abbe Museum, Downtown Bar Harbor. Parking and entrance in rear of building. Accessible restrooms are available.

Abbe Museum, Sieur de Monts. Assistance may be needed for ascending steep paved trail to museum.

George B. Dorr Natural History Museum, College of the Atlantic. Assistance may be needed at entrance. Wheelchair-accessible parking and restrooms are available.

Great Harbor Maritime Museum, Northeast Harbor. Open seasonally. Only the first floor is wheelchair-accessible. Parking and restrooms are also accessible.

Mount Desert Oceanarium, Bar Harbor. Numerous hands-on exhibits. Wheelchair-accessible entrance, parking, and restrooms.

Old School House Museum, Mount Desert. Wheelchair-accessible entrance, parking, and restrooms are available.

Wendell Gilley Museum, Southwest Harbor. Ramp at side entrance; may require assistance.


Places, Things to Do, Trip Ideas for Maine NPS Sites

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    Last updated: December 5, 2022

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