Magnificent Views at Every Turn

There is plenty to do and see on Mount Desert Island and in Acadia National Park. Whether you are interested in the area’s unique geology, islands, lighthouses, or hiking trails, the island offers a flawless beauty that entices guest from all over the world to come see our amazing views.
Outdoor enthusiasts will find some of the finest scenic and recreational activities in all of Maine. 
With 49,000+ acres of Acadia National Park at your disposal, you may run out of time, but never things to do in the outdoors.  Whether you explore the park via foot, kayak or bicycle, you are sure to fall in love with its many popular vistas and quiet hideaways.
Shore Path in Bar Harbor, Maine

Shore Path

This pedestrian path along the edge of Frenchman Bay, maintained by the Village Improvement Association of Bar Harbor, begins at the town pier and extends nearly a mile.

Echo Lake in Acadia National Park

Echo Lake

The 237-acre Echo Lake, nestled in a scenic wooded area at the base of the Beech Mountain cliffs, has an average depth of 66 feet.

Somes Sound, Mount Desert Island

Somes Sound

The five-mile-long body of water that divides the eastern and western halves of Mount Desert Island, like the town of Somesville at its northern end, is named for Abraham Somes, one of the first settlers on the island.