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 Acadia National Park
 Exploring Acadia: Scenic Drives, Hiking, More

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Open All Year

November 1 to
mid-April
8 am - 4:30 pm
7 days a week

mid-April
to October 31
8 am - 4:30 pm, M-F

 

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  Scenic Driving

A 27-mile 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 Beach.

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.

Biking

The park's 45 miles of carriage roads provide excellent opportunities for bicycling.

Other activities include swimming, fishing and boating.

 

 


 

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