Expert Travel Advice to Acadia National Park

Top Answers To Acadia National Park Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user asked:
    Anonymous user answered:
    In addition to your whale watch, Acadia National Park has many other activities to enjoy including the Hulls Cove Visitor Center, which features the parks history, or visit the Abbe Museum in Sieur de Monts Spring.
  • llong76 answered:
    The little town of Camden on the mid-coast is a great place for a visit if you like quaint shops, good food and great scenery. There's a little park right by the harbor in town. Bring a picnic of sandwiches from the deli and enjoy the view of the sailboats in the harbor. Afterwards you can head up to Camden Hills State Park for some fabulous hiking. Mount Battie, which offers a scenic view of Camden and the ocean and islands, can be reached by either foot from downtown or by foot or car from the main entrance to the park, and if you are up for a challenge the Ocean Overlook is quite a stair-stepper but very well worth it. The views are spectacular. Speaking of spectacular, Maiden Cliff Trail just up route 52 from Camden offers absolutely breath-taking views of the nearby lakes and surrounding area. Have fun!
  • Alistair answered:
    Not sure where you'll be arriving in Maine (if at all), but there are lots of great options up around near Bangor, Maine. You'll probably just be missing the peak foliage in this area, but landscapes should still be quite spectacular plus you might avoid some of the heavier leaf-peeping traffic. One of the most popular areas to drive is the "Downeast Acadia" region, which includes such highlights as Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, the Schoodic Peninsula, and Penobscot Bay. The Maine Tourism board has some pretty detailed itinerary information here: http://www.visitmaine.com/seasons/fall/touring/downeast/. Also, some more touring highlights here: http://bit.ly/MzPvcH. If you happen to be driving up from Boston, the Midcoast region also boasts lots of scenic fishing villages and coastal views through Portland and up toward Boothbay. More detail here: http://www.visitmaine.com/seasons/fall/touring/windjammers/. Lastly, here's a pretty detailed coastal Maine itinerary from one of our writers, Steve Jermanok, who's based up in Boston and knows this area well: http://away.com/itinerary/united-states/maine-coast-1.html. Have a great trip!

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