scenic Park Loop Road provides access to major park attractions,
which include: Thunder Hole, Cadillac Mountain, Jordan Pond, Otter
Cliffs and Sand Beach. The Park Loop road opens in mid-April and closes
either the Monday after Thanksgiving or the first snowfall following
Veteran's Day (if the latter is prior to Thanksgiving).
There are many bridges in the Park. The
shortest clearance is at the Stanley Brook Entrance, located between Seal
Harbor and Jordan Pond House, with a clearance of 10'4"
An entrance fee is required to enter any portion of Acadia National Park.
The Park itself is intersected with private
and commercial land, which can be freely accessed. Entrance
fees are collected at the entrance station Park Loop Road one mile from Sand
Hiking and Walking
There are some 120 miles of hiking trails in Acadia
National Park, ranging from easy to difficult. Park terrain is rugged and
includes forests, mountains, hills and meadows. In addition, 45
miles of carriage roads provide great opportunities for walking.
The park's 45 miles of carriage roads provide
excellent opportunities for bicycling.
Other activities include swimming, fishing and