Island Explorer fare-free shuttle buses operate daily from late June through Columbus Day (early October) connecting Acadia National Park to neighboring village centers. Buses are wheelchair-accessible. Schedules are available at visitor information centers and on the Island Explorer, www.exploreacadia.com.
Accessible Facilities and Areas
Hulls Cove Visitor Center
Abbe Museum, Downtown Bar Harbor
Abbe Museum, Sieur de Monts
George B. Dorr Natural History Museum, College of the Atlantic
Great Harbor Maritime Museum, Northeast Harbor
Mount Desert Oceanarium, Bar Harbor
Old School House Museum, Mount Desert
Wendell Gilley Museum, Southwest Harbor
The following areas all have wheelchair-accessible parking, restrooms, fire grills, and picnic tables.
Bear Brook Picnic Area
Fabbri Picnic Area
Frazer Point Picnic Area, Schoodic Peninsula
Pretty Marsh Picnic Area
Seawall Picnic Area
Thompson Island Picnic Area
Use the paved road for access to the amphitheater. If staying in the group camping area, use the accessible restroom in the C loop, which is reached by a long, hard-packed ramp.
Stores and restaurant within Acadia National Park
Eastern National Bookstore in Hulls Cove Visitor Center
Cadillac Summit Center
Jordan Pond House Gift Shop/Restaurant
Thunder Hole Information Station
Trails and Paths
Sieur de Monts Spring Area
Wild Gardens of Acadia is adjacent to the parking lot. Garden paths have a packed gravel surface. Assistance may be helpful. Hemlock Road begins to the right of the parking lot entrance and meanders through woodlands at the base of Dorr Mountain for 1.5 miles (2.4 km) round trip.
Carriage roads offer the best access to interior areas. The two easiest roads are listed below. Others tend to be steeper and slightly uneven, with sections of loose sand, gravel, and rocks. Extended use of the carriage roads depends on your ability and endurance. When following the carriage roads, be aware of washouts, steep grades, bicycle traffic, and horses on some sections. Assistance may be helpful. Check with park staff for specific routes. Click here to download a copy of the carriage roads map.
Last updated: October 28, 2020