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ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

Acadia National Park in Maine is pretty far off the beaten path — and anyone who has visited this majestic realm is quite okay with that.

Peaceful yet untamed, Acadia offers adventurous and rough-hewn beauty. Craggy, coastal views. Idyllic biking. Challenging and very vertical hikes. Acadia delivers this and so much more. If you like to have a place to yourself, you’re going to love it here.

Acadia is one of those lesser-known places that makes immediate sense the first moment you step into this remote wilderness world. For anyone with an outsider’s spirit, this is your kind of place.

When the mountains meet the ocean, the winner is you.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Top Attractions

Thunder Hole offers a unique sensory experience. From a nearby viewing area, you can hear a thunder-like roar as the surf crashes in to a cavern.

Must-Do Activity

If you want to ride your bike, the Carriage Roads at Acadia are for you. Experience 45 miles of car-free roads offering great views for cyclists of all skill levels.

Off the Beaten Path

Climbing the stone steps to the summit of Mount Mansell via Perpendicular Trail is both intimidating and rewarding. Pemetic Mountain South Ridge Trail takes you through a deep forest that leads up to astonishing, 360-degree views on a short 3.3-mile trek.

Insiders Tip

The Asticou Azalea Garden in Acadia National Park is quite extraordinary. Spanning two acres and inspired by Japanese design, this fragrant garden is teeming with azaleas, rhododendrons and other flowers.

Pet-Friendly

Acadia National Park is a dog-friendly destination that offers a number of good hiking options to choose from. Gorham Mountain Trail is a 1.6-mile trail that offers summer wildflowers and stunning views. At 4.5 miles, Ocean Path Trail delivers on its name. It’s a terrific place to watch the sun rise, and usually lightly-trafficked at that time.

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