Acadia National Park

Practicalities
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Acadia National Park in the winter.
Acadia National Park in the winter. (courtesy, NPS)

Public Transportation

Bus: Vermont Transit bus service operates between Bangor and Bar Harbor during the summer months. Call 207-288-3366 for current information. Although the park operates no public transportation, Downeast Transportation runs a local service that connects Mount Desert Island towns and Ellsworth. Write to Downeast Transportation, P.O. Box 914, Ellsworth, ME 04605, or call 207-667-5796.

Local businesses operate bus tours through the park and scenic boat trips. The towns of Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, and Northeast Harbor have taxi service.

Air: Bangor International Airport is approximately 50 miles from Acadia.

For commuter air service, Colgan Air flies to Bar Harbor Airport, ten miles from Bar Harbor. Call 207-667-7171 for a schedule.

Car: Acadia National Park is located approximately six hours north of Boston. From Boston take I-95 north to Augusta, Maine; from Augusta take Route 3 east to Ellsworth and on to Mount Desert Island or take I-95 north to Bangor, Maine; from Bangor take Route 1A east to Ellsworth; from Ellsworth take Route 3 to Mount Desert Island.

Going to Nova Scotia?

The Bluenose Ferry sails between Bar Harbor and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Schedules vary depending on the season.

Marine Atlantic Reservations Bureau
P.O. Box 250
North Sydney, Nova Scotia, B2A 3M3
Phone: 888-249-7245


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