Jewels of Acadia National Park

4 hours | Bar Harbor | B H B - 1 3 0
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Points of Interest

  • Acadia National Park
  • 27-Mile Park Loop Road
  • Cadillac Mountain
  • Thunder Hole
Includes snack, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:
Acadia National Park/Park Loop Road
First established in 1916, Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island is the oldest national park east of the Mississippi. A 47,000-acre Atlantic coastline recreation area, it is best showcased by Park Loop Road, a 27-mile stretch designated as one of America's most scenic byways.
What you will see along the way:
Your adventure begins with a leisurely drive through Bar Harbor and along the stunning coastline of Acadia, the first National Park east of the Mississippi. Take in sweeping views of rugged shoreline, evergreen forests of spruce and pine, and mountain summits.

Photo Opportunities:

Thunder Hole
Under the right tidal conditions, ocean swells converge with a thunderous roar against the granite coastline at dramatic Thunder Hole. If the tides are favorable, you will see the ocean spray shooting high into the air.

Cadillac Mountain
Named for Sieur de la Mothe Cadillac, who migrated from France and settled in Maine during the 17th century, the 1,532-foot-tall mountain is not only the tallest on Mount Desert Island but also has the distinction of being the highest point on the North American east coast.

Snack:
Jordan Pond House is the only full service restaurant located within Acadia National Park, the restaurant's dining traditions date back to the late 1800s. Savor their famous baked popovers and coffee while soaking up the views of Penobscot Mountain and the Bubbles Mountains.

Special Notes:

Use caution on the stairs down to Thunder Hole. The view from atop Cadillac Mountain may be obscured by fog. An alternate stop at the Acadia National Park Visitors Center will be made in the event of inclement weather.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart Pier and drive to Thunder Hole

Transport type:
Van
Travel time:
00:45
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
75
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No

Visit Thunder Hole

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:25
Free time at site:
25
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Depart Thunder Hole and drive to Jordan Pond House

Transport type:
Van
Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No

Jordan Pond House Visit with popovers and coffee/tea

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
60
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Depart Jordan Pond House for the summit of Cadillac Mountain

Transport type:
Van
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No

Visit the top of Cadillac Mountain

Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
200
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Depart Cadillac Mountain and drive to Pier

Transport type:
Van
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No