Guide to Visiting Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park is the premier park in the Atlantic northeast. Set on several islands and peninsulas, it features wooded hills surrounded by water.

There is great hiking and cycling; sailing and kayaking; and swimming and sightseeing. You can visit historic lighthouses and local lobster fishing villages; eat fresh lobster and delicious popovers; and see sea lions and eagles.

It easily makes the list of the best national parks in the United States.

Acadia National Park at a glance

  • State: Maine
  • Main attractions: Wooded hills, islands, rocky coastlines
  • Best time to go: Summer
  • Hotels/ Airbnbs: Bar Harbor
  • Campgrounds: Inside park and around park
  • Dining: Bar Harbor
  • Shuttle: Yes (free)

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James Ian Yosemite

James Ian has traveled to 82 countries and all 7 continents.  He has visited all of the main national parks in the United States, as well as many national monuments and state parks.

He has rafted through the Grand Canyon; rappelled down slot canyons near Zion and Arches; hiked among the hoodoos in Bryce and the enormous trees in Sequoia; admired the waterfalls in Yosemite and the colored hot springs in Yellowstone; seen moose in Grand Tetons and seals in the Channel Islands, and much more.

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