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Last Update : 2008/6/20
Currently 22 visitor(s) on-line
Total visits in past 24 hours : 1047
Mt Desert Island Schoodic Peninsula
Acadia National Park Visits :
   Sunrise  |  Mt Desert Island  |  Schoodic Peninsula  |  Bar Harbor  |  Sunset  |  Autumn  | 
   Cadillac Moutain, Jordan Pond  |  Bass Harbor  |  Isle au Haut  |  Continue
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Acadia Nation Park lies in Mount Desert Island off Maine coast. The island is filled with rocky coastline, forest, lakes, mountain and even fjord. So many incredible but different natural environments are neatly packed in one island. Unlike most National Parks in mid-west, this site is fully developed with lots of hotels, good restaurants and other facilities in nearby Bar Harbor.

That said, the park itself still preserves what the Nature created. There are more options of what you can do in (or near by) the park. Other than sight-seeing and hiking, you can go swimming, mountain biking in forest carriage road, boating, whale-watching, fishing..

And they got great Maine lobsters!

Location: Mount Desert Island, Maine, New England, USA North East

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Park Summary
Park Rating
Overall
Rating : 4  (4 votes)
Convenience
Rating : 4.75  (4 votes)
Physical Demand
Rating : 1.75  (4 votes)
Family Activity
Rating : 4.5  (4 votes)
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Park Geography

Rocky Coastline, Sand Beach, Forest, Lake, Fjord

Nearby City(Definition of Driving Distance and Time)
City, StateDistanceDrive Time
Bangor, ME58 miles1:30
Boston, MA286 miles5:13
New York, NY491 miles8:21
Washington, DC723 miles11:45
Cleveland, OH918 miles13:20
Detroit, MI1000 miles15:21
Nearby National Park(Definition of Driving Distance and Time)
National ParkDistanceDrive Time
Fort McHenry682 miles10:59
Shenandoah859 miles12:49
Cuyahoga918 miles13:26
Congaree1211 miles19:24
Smoky Mountain1257 miles18:49
National Park Service Website
http://www.nps.gov/acad
Weather Forecast
Monthly AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature (ºF)232332425260666559493927
High Temperature (ºF)333241526371777569584736
Low Temperature (ºF)141523324250565550403119
Precipitation (inches)4.73.94.73.73.63.33.33.23.94.44.94.5
Snowfall (inches)17.319.312.14.40.100000.13.810
Rainy Days8.37.47.16.76.65.965.96.16.87.58
Activity Suggestion
Acadia National Park is well developed. You don't need to spend a lot of efforts to enjoy the park. The land has almost everything to make anybody a happy time.

Plan a minimum 3 days stay here. The park loop drive can easily take half to one day depends on how long you stay at each stop. Spend 4 to 6 hours at Schoodic Peninsula. If you want unique experience you can spend a day in Isle Au Haut (which we have not been to and can't comment). Spend half day or more at Bar Harbor downtown. If you have more time, you can pick some trails or the Carriage Road for hiking or mountain biking.

This is the only National Park in northeast. There is no other national park within reasonable driving distance. If you travel by plane I do recommend to make your stop at Boston and spend maybe two days in this charming city. In total you would need 5+ days. It has cool summer to make it an ideal place for getaway and forget about the other seasons.
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