Things To Do

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Hiking in Acadia

Many choices and challenges await you on hiking trails across Acadia.

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Bicycling

Explore the 45 miles of historic carriage roads on two-wheels.

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Birdwatching

Loons, peregrines, snowy owls, bald eagles, cormorants, and more

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Stargazing

Interested in stargazing and astrophotography? Find out about ranger programs and best places to view night skies at Acadia.

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Leave No Trace

Acadia National Park is committed to promoting Leave No Trace and encouraging visitors to minimize their impact during their visit.

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Swimming

A few freshwater and ocean locations permit swimming on Mount Desert Island.

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Tidepooling

Explore tide pools and learn about these unique ecosystems at Acadia.

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Historic Places

Park history and the culture of this area are evident in its places: historic structures, lighthouses, memorial paths, bridges, and more.

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Boating

A number of lakes and ponds on Mount Desert Island permit boating.

Last updated: October 28, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Phone:

(207) 288-3338

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