Figuring out Your Plans to Acadia National Park
by Arshpreet Multani
March 22, 2019
Known as the crown jewel of the North Atlantic Coast, this national park will take your breath away. Visitors love this park for its rustic and wild feels, and endless opportunities to explore new sights. Read here to find out if this park is a match for you!
This gorgeous national park is located on Main's Mount Desert Island, and it is surrounded by woodland, beaches, and glacier granite peaks. Access to the park varies based on season, so be sure to plan ahead of time.
Blackwoods Campground: The prime location of this site attracts tourists, easily making it one of the most popular sites. It is close to Bar Harbor and the Park Loop Road, which are two of Acadia's best trails to hike along. This site is open all year; however, the camping availability does vary based on season. Plan your trip accordingly!
Seawall Campground: Coming in at a close second, this site is another very popular site. This is a family oriented site, perfect for small and large tents, with some sites being able to accomodate RVs. This campground is seasonal, and tends to be popular during the months of July through August.
Fun Activities in Acadia
Drive Park Loop Road: Tourists urge that first timers must head to this location. This 27 mile road loops around Mount Desert Island, and takes visitors past Acadia's most infamous sights such as Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Otter Cliffs, Jordan Pond, and Cadillac Mountain. Explore, and capture beautiful images along this scenic drive.
Hike: Over 120 miles of trails, there is something for everyone. For a lowkey and easy hike, explore the Jordan Pond Path. For a more challenging hike, head to Precipice and the Jordan Cliffs Trail. The Beehive is claimed to be one of the best trails (not meant for acrophobics).
Explore and Bike the Carriage Roads: This wide road prohibits cars from driving along them, making it a main attraction for bikers. The most popular and easy routes to take are Witch Hole Pond Loop, Eagle Lake, and Jordan Pond Loop.