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.
The Precipice Trail, Acadia National Park

The Precipice

Acadia National Park’s best known hiking trail, the Precipice, ascends the east face of Champlain Mountain. The trail begins just off the Park Loop Road, and rises about 1,000 feet in only 0.8 of a mile. Near the top of the trail, ladders and iron rungs assist hikers on their way.

Carriage Road of Acadia National Park

Carriage Roads of Acadia

From 1913 to 1940, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and his road crews constructed 57 miles of carriage roads (45 miles in Acadia National Park) used today for non-motorized travel including walking or hiking, and riding bicycles, horses, or in carriages.

Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park

Schoodic Peninsula

Across Frenchman Bay to the east of Bar Harbor, Schoodic Peninsula sticks out into the Gulf of Maine south of Maine Route 186.