Things To Do

Three men wearing flannel shirts pose by Acadia park sign
Three friends wearing brand new matching flannel shirts pose by an Acadia park sign.

(Photo courtesy of Mike Quinn. Used with permission.)

Is This Your First Time in Acadia?

During peak season, from June to Columbus Day, and sometimes beyond, please always give yourself options each day with a number of Back-up Plans

Smart Things to Know For Starters:

Got A Half Day To Play?

  • Attend a Ranger Program
  • Get Aboard a Guided Tour or Boat Cruise
  • Walk or Bike an Historic Carriage Road
  • Drive the Park Loop Road. Along the way find a parking spot and take a two-hour walk at one of the following -- Jordan Pond House, Ship Harbor, Ocean Trail, Cadillac Summit, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse. (If any of the parking lots at those sites are full when you arrive, move along to your next option.)

Making a Full Day of It?

Self-Guided Activities and Itineraries:

  • Activities for Kids and Families
  • Hop On-Hop Off Island Explorer
  • Hit All Seven Park Peaks in Three Days
  • Geology Tour
  • Quiet Acadia
  • Island/Ferry Loops
  • Two-Nation Theme
  • Samuel Champlain's route (Saint Croix to Acadia)
  • Visit all NPS Site Across Maine

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Last updated: November 27, 2017

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


(207) 288-3338

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