By land, or by sea - Find local, knowledgeable tour guides to show you the very best of Acadia National Park and the surrounding area!
For an incredible wildlife experience, plan on taking a puffin and/or whale watching cruise along the coast of Mount Desert Island and Acadia Park.
From classic sailboat tours to power boating, wildlife cruises and even lobster boats... there are many options to get out on the local waters.
Whether you choose fly fishing, deep sea fishing, or to head out on a lobster boat - you'll find the trusted guides and gear you need, here!
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, and the surrounding areas of Maine are a paradise for kids. Have no fear, there is plenty of family fun to be had!
Visitors to Bar Harbor and surrounding Island towns can enjoy shopping, scenic views, and a cornucopia of other activities.
The Hulls Cove Visitor Center is the first stop you should make to plan your visit in Acadia National Park. Browse park related publications, check the schedule of free activities, events and enjoy museum quality exhibits and presentations. Acadia National Park has many marked paths that are appropriate for all levels of hiking and family friendly trails offering scenic ocean views.
There are also 55 miles of carriage roads on the Island which can be walked, biked or even explored by horse and/or carriage. The island has numerous fresh water lakes and public marinas for ocean access where visitors can go boating, fishing, kayaking or canoeing.
Historians, nature lovers, and hikers of all levels, seeking multiple sights within a short distance of each other, will find enjoyment here. Some Trails are more like rock climbing than hiking so it is best to plan your hike route in advance. Take advantage of the friendly and knowledgeable park rangers at the information centers to help with planning.
When visiting Acadia don’t forget the Schoodic Peninsula. Encompassing 2366 acres, it is the only portion of Acadia National Park on the mainland. Perfect for Bicycling, Hiking, Picnicking. Frazer Point picnic area, located at the beginning of the ocean drive, has tables, fire rings, restrooms, drinking water, and a dock. Those bicycling can take advantage of the bike racks on the Island Explorer bus.