3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (2022)

3-Day Boston to Acadia National Park, Cadillac Mountain, Ogunquit and Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour

Tour Code: GOL-BOS-238

Duration: 3 Day(s) / 2 Night(s)

Tour Guide: Chinese, English

Quality: Budget

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Experience: UNESCO, Family

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Tour Guide:Chinese, English

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Fri(2019-09-27 To 2019-10-12) | Random Dates

Highlights :

Visit Bar Harbor (Bar Harbor Cruise), Acadia National Park (Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole), Ogunquit (Lobster Fishing Trip, Nubble Lighthouse), Augusta, Maine, sightseeing cruise, Bass Harbor Head Light, Victoria Mansion and Portland Head light.

  • Only the guides and drivers who have COVID 19 negative can provide services from now onwards. Drivers and Guides will wear the mask. They will disinfect the bus daily. Travelers will have to wear the mask and their temperature will be monitored regularly. Travelers will be provided with hand sanitizer and wipes. We recommend travelers to bring their own hand sanitizer also. Bus sitting will be based on the standards set by the Government.

Today, guests will drive north to Ogunquit and will embark on a lobster cruise to view the Atlantic Ocean and know about the art of lobster fishing. The next halt is at the Nubble Lighthouse to enjoy seafront views. After lunch, we will proceed to Augusta, the capital city of Maine, to take photos of the State Capitol Building. In the late evening, we will return to the hotel for the night stay.

Hotel: Fireside inn and suites, Ramada Bangor, White Birches Motel or Similar.

Attractions

Atlantic Ocean, ME

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Explore the beautiful Atlantic Ocean rugged coastline of USA with cultural towns of New England, Boston, Maritime Canada, Quebec and many more on an Atlantic Ocean Voyage.

Augusta, ME

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Augusta is the county seat of Kennebec County and the capital of the Maine of the U.S. state. There are distinguishing features representing the best architecture in the 180-foot State House dome constructed of Maine granite. Augusta, ME is a perfect place to visit as it offers a relaxing and cultural vacation.

Capitol Park, ME

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Lobster Fishing Trip, ME

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The lobster fishing trip offers the attraction of having lobster as one delicacy. A fresh lobster roll can be had for lunch, and it offers a full-on the dining experience. Book your lobster trip for fishing in Maine in advance to learn local crustacean.

Maine, ME

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A U.S state that is famous for its Reserves, abundant parks, Maritime History and rocky coastline is known as Maine. The capital of the state is Augusta.

Nubble Lighthouse, ME

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Nubble Lighthouse in New England is a preferred spot that one should never miss. Stop here to take good photographs and breathe in fresh air. In fact, here weddings take place on the kayakers, rocks in the water and offer gorgeous views.

Ogunquit, ME

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Ogunquit, MA is a beach stretch of three miles. It is the longest in Maine and is least rocky. The water does not get warm and is pristine that it is one of the best attractions in the town that it is perfect as a scenic seaside destination.

Today, on Day 2, we will start in the morning and spend time in Acadia National Park, to see the Thundering Hole, Cadillac Mountain offering Jordan Pond, numerous hiking trails, Bar Harbor and more. After having lunch in Bar Harbor, we will enjoy some quality time exploring the seaside town and join a sightseeing cruise. By the sunset time, we will visit the Bass Harbor Head Light. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Hotel: Fireside inn and suites, Ramada Bangor, White Birches Motel or Similar.

Attractions

Acadia National Park, ME

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Breathtaking beauty and awesome nature awaits visitors to Acadia National Park, a bewitching treasure on the coast of Maine and located on the magnificent Mount Desert Island.

Bar Harbor Cruise, ME

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Come aboard a cruise on the Bar Harbor and give yourself the rarest opportunity to view some amazing sea creatures like the Finback Whales, Humpback Whales, White-sided Dolphins. Surrounded by the Acadia National Park and the eastern side of the Mt. Desert Island, Bar Harbor features some extraordinary sceneries.

Bar Harbor, ME

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Experience the thrill of adventure, romance and mystique in Bar Harbor with rock-bound coast and soaring granite cliffs. The main attractions are biking, hiking, lakes and mountaineering.

Cadillac Mountain, ME

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At an elevation of 1530 feet, The Cadillac Mountain is the highest point in Atlantic Seaboard and the best place to see the exquisite landscape and seascape.

Thunder Hole, ME

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When water piles up in the Thunder Hole, and it lets it off, the scenery is soul-sapping. The visitors can have a close view of the hole through the railing available.

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In the morning, on Day 3, we will visit the Victoria Mansion in Maine. Later, we will stop by the Portland Head Light, the oldest lighthouse, before proceeding to Boston.

Attractions

Boothbay Harbor, ME

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Boothbay Harbor is in the county of Lincoln, in the United States, in the state of Maine. It is a town and the Boothbay Harbor region in the summer months is popular as a tourist destination for its yachting activity. This is an ideal destination offering great relief from daily hustle.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, ME

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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is in Boothbay, Maine. This Botanical garden covers 270 acres featuring waterfront on Barters Island Road over a mile. This is a memorable garden and hard to forget. The horticulture and art present a perfect combination and looks beautiful during Christmas with lights. There is a facility to have dinner and snacks.

Portland Head LightHouse, ME

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A historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth is none other than Portland Head Light. At the primary shipping channel’s entrance, the light station sits on a head of land.

Victoria Mansion, ME

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Victoria Mansion is referred to as the Morse-Libby House or Morse-Libby Mansion. This is located in downtown Portland, US, Maine. It is a large impressive mansion as the summer home. In fact, it is the landmark of American residential architecture in Portland downtown, Maine. Visitors are sure to be dazzled on seeing this mansion.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (17) The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (18) Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (19) You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity. No refund will be issued for any attraction that you will miss.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (20) Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (21) Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (22) These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track. Tour Guide usually speak the language based on Group size.

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3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (23) Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (24) All tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. We may also use a minivan depending on the number of people booking the tour.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (25) A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the tour.​

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3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (26) Tour package price includes all the taxes.

What's Excluded

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (27)Acadia National Park, Cell Phone Photography Tutoring and Portland Headlight aremandatory.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (28) It is possible for rates to change without notice.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (29) Cash payments of admission fee for Optional Activities would be made to the guide.Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (30) Though meals and drinks are not a part of the package the guide will arrange them upon request.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (31) Minimum service chargefor the driver and the guide will be $10per person per day.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (32) Telephone services, laundry services, Alcoholic drinks and beverages are private room charges.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (33) Travel insurance.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (34) Additional personal expenditure.

Note:Customers should not buy admission tickets or passes on their own and use them on this discounted tours. In case they do, they will have to arrange their own transport.

Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior(65+ yrs)
Acadia National Park, ME $15.00 $12.00 $12.00
Bar Harbor Cruise, ME $35.00 $21.00 $35.00
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, ME $16.00 $8.00 $14.00
Lobster Fishing Trip, ME $30.00 $20.00 $30.00
Portland Head LightHouse, ME $7.00 $7.00 $7.00

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (35)All the prices are listed in USD.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (36)Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (37)Prices may change without any notice.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (38)Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (39)Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (40)Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (41)Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (42)A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (43)There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (44)Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.

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  • 219 Quincy Ave, (In front of Kam Man Market) Quincy, MA 02169 at 06:00 AM
  • 77 Harrison Ave, (In front of Top Bread) Boston, MA 02111 at 07:00 AM

Return Location

  • 219 Quincy Ave, (In front of Kam Man Market) Quincy, MA 02169 at 09:00 PM
  • 77 Harrison Ave, (In front of Top Bread) Boston, MA 02111 at 09:30 PM

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3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (45) Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (46) Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (47) There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (48) You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.The price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.

3-Day Boston to Acadia NP & Maine Beautiful Coastline Photography Tour (49) If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

No matter what the reason of cancellation is no refund or reschedule for any cancellation request made with in last 3 days of departure date. Even if the cancellation request comes in because of COVID.

No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from out travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that re-incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred. Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.

We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirement or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you, the passenger with the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements inclusive of separate purchase of air tickets.

We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.

Cancellation Charges

25% of transaction amount (whichever is higher) cancellation fee will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 5days or more before the departure date.

A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 5days before the departure date.

6% handling and Processing Fee in case of any refund for all transactions.

There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no show.

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.If you reschedule tour and later decides to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.

In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained.

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For any refund case, we do include the discount offered already. This is where GoldenBusTours is playing its role to make sure its customers get the best available deal at an affordable price.

No refund request or complaint will be entertained after 30 days of tour departure. You have to send a formal complaint through email.

Buy 2 Get 3rd/4th Free:

In the case of free passenger cancellation kindly update us 5 days before the departure.

In the case of late cancellation request or free passenger does not show up on tour day then $260 will be charged for 4 days or above tour and $130 will be charged for 3 days or less tour.

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.

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Terms & Conditions

Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.

You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.

Tour Confirmation

You will get an email immediately once you placean order. Tour Confirmationusually takes2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even fewhours, butwe can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of theothersmay requirea longer periodof time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.

E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.

Changes in Booking

You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.

Changes in Tour Itinerary

We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.

Reschedule

⇒ 7 days prior to departure - 80% of the tour fees will be charged as reschedule fees.

⇒ 3 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as reschedule fees.

Pricing

1.One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.

2.If you can carry your child up to 2 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.

3.Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.

4.Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.

5.Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.

6.Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.

7.All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.

8.In Case of Bank Wire Transfercustomer have to bear Wire transfer fee.

9.Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

10.Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.

Child Rate:

Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.

Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.

Responsibility

1.We highly recommend you to provide your flight details while booking tour with us or at least send us flight details via email 3 days before your tour departure. In case of non-compliance, you will be asked to join your hotel on the first day of tour at your own expense

2. Please check our return timings before booking your return flights at the end of the tour. During high season (National and Summer Holidays) book your flights at least 1 hour later than the suggested time.

3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy, reschedule and refund policies.

4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.

5.Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.

6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.

6a.Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.

6b.Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.

6c.Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.

7.You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.

8.Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.

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Rakeel
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I took to this tour mainly to visit Acadia National Park and fortunately it included few other places that were worth visiting. The lobster fishing to taking pictures and seafront views, everything was spectacular. It was a nice 3 days tour that was calm and pleasant. The places we visited also were calm and there were no big queues to wait at each place. This was the reason we reached all the places as desired and also came back on the said time. There was nothing to complain, be it the weather or the travel, everything was good and organized.

Rada
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Nice tour package for 3 days. I was pleased to visit all these places as I have not been to any of these. I have been staying here for over 4 years and have never considered such significant tranquil places that are worth seeing. Lucky for me, this tour gave me an opportunity to see these places, enjoy lobster for the dinner and though I tried lobster fishing, I could not. I learned to take photographs and again a failure, I could not handle steadily. It was disappointing and others were laughing. Never mind, the tour was great and good.

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FAQs

Where should I stop between Boston and Acadia National Park? ›

The top stops along the way from Boston to Acadia National Park (with short detours) are Salem Witch Museum, The House of the Seven Gables, and Hampton Beach State Park. Other popular stops include Canobie Lake Park, The Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Memorial, and Peabody Essex Museum.

How many days do you need to see Acadia National Park? ›

We recommend spending two to three days in Acadia National Park. This will give you enough time to drive Park Loop Road, do a few short hikes, bike the carriage roads, watch the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain, and snack on popovers at the Jordan Pond House.

What is the best time of year to visit Acadia National Park? ›

The summer crowds disperse as the high average temperatures drop to the chilly 40s and 50s, but the lack of crowds makes a fall visit even more enjoyable. The prime time is in mid-October when leaf-peeping season begins; the colors make the picturesque vistas that much more dramatic.

How many days do you need in Acadia and Bar Harbor? ›

If you are an avid hiker, consider spending three days in Acadia, because there are a lot of fun trails here. If you only want to see the main highlights and spend some time in lovely Bar Harbor, two full days is the perfect amount of time to spend in Acadia National Park.

What is halfway between Boston and Acadia National Park? ›

Halfway between Boston, MA and Acadia National Park

The town that marks the exact halfway point is actually Bowdoinham, Maine. The closest zip code to the midpoint is 04008. The exact latitude and longitude coordinates are 44° 2' 48" N and 69° 53' 33" W.

How far is Bar Harbor from entrance to Acadia National Park? ›

The distance between Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park is 4 miles.

What should I wear to Acadia National Park? ›

Warm sweatpants or comfortable jeans will be key for most outdoor fall activities. You'll want a warm outer layer during your visit so that you can fully enjoy all that Acadia has to offer. If the temperature rises, you can tie your jacket around your waist or stuff it in your backpack for when you need it.

How do you avoid crowds in Acadia National Park? ›

Watch sunrise along Ocean Drive or take a sunset boat ride. Do your favorite things at new times of the day. Visit Acadia early morning or late afternoon to find less-crowded experiences. Visit in winter, spring, or late fall, to experience Acadia at its most peaceful.

Do you need a car in Acadia National Park? ›

Do I need a car to visit Acadia National Park? You do not need a car when the Island Explorer Shuttle Bus is operating (June 23 to early October). Visit the Island Explorer website for specific details on car-free vacation options.

Can you see the northern lights in Acadia National Park? ›

The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, can often be seen from in the northernmost parts of DownEast Acadia. The best viewing time for the Northern Lights is August to October. So get outside on a crisp autumn night and look north.

What is the best time to see fall colors in Acadia National Park? ›

Colors begin to appear throughout the parks higher and cooler elevations in late September, but the peak season for color is usually during the first few weeks of October.

Are there bears at Acadia National Park? ›

Unfortunately, the chances of seeing a black bear in Acadia are only slightly higher than seeing a moose. Unlike moose, there is a small permanent population of black bears on the island. Every year, there are scattered reports of black bears on Mount Desert Island.

Is Acadia National Park worth the trip? ›

Acadia is the only national park in New England and it boasts many unique features to make it worth a visit. With rugged cliffs of granite along the coast and miles of forested trails, this Maine gem is the perfect place to get outside.

What is the best time to visit Bar Harbor Maine? ›

The best time to visit Bar Harbor is from June to August. Because of the state's geographic location in the northernmost point in the U.S., Maine enjoys cool weather year-round. As such, the best time to explore the greater Bar Harbor area is when it will be the warmest and sunniest.

Is Bar Harbor Maine expensive? ›

How much money will you need for your trip to Bar Harbor? You should plan to spend around $161 per day on your vacation in Bar Harbor, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $45 on meals for one day and $28 on local transportation.

How do I get from Boston to Acadia National Park? ›

By Car: From Boston, take I-95 north to Augusta, Maine, then Route 3 east to Ellsworth, and on to Mount Desert Island. Or, continue on I-95 north to Bangor, then take Route 1A east to Ellsworth and then Route 3 to Mount Desert Island.

How many days do you need in Bar Harbor Maine? ›

When guests are planning their first visit to Mt. Desert Island, they often ask how long they should plan to stay in Bar Harbor. While you can get a taste of what the island has to offer in a day or two, to really experience MDI, we suggest that you plan on spending at least three days.

What is Acadia National Park known for? ›

Acadia is famous for its stunning fall foliage, but it is also beautiful in the winter, when it is often blanketed in white. Winter scenic drives and hiking are thus popular options. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are wonderful ways to see the park in winter, and volunteers sometimes even cut trails.

What is the best entrance to Acadia National Park? ›

The primary avenue for navigating through Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island is the Park Loop Road.

What is the closest town to Acadia National Park? ›

A seasonal shuttle is available to bring you from Bar Harbor to many of the must-see attractions in Acadia National Park, so you don't have to worry about parking and traffic. Because Bar Harbor is the closest town to Acadia National Park, some accommodations are expensive.

Is Bar Harbor the same as Acadia National Park? ›

Bar Harbor, a small seaside resort on the northeastern side of Mount Desert Island, has a unique symbiotic relationship with Acadia National Park. Together, they are like conjoined twins, both born of the same mother - and she is the land and ocean combined.

Do I need bear spray in Acadia? ›

Nope. Sure don't. While Acadia has wild scenery, you won't see much in the way of potentially aggressive wildlife like bears. You can leave the bear spray at home!

How long does it take to drive the Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park? ›

To drive through Acadia National Park on the 27 mile Park Loop Road, we recommend allowing yourself a minimum of about 3 hours. Depending on how much you want to stop and look around, that time may vary.

How do people in Maine dress in October? ›

You'll also definitely want to pack plenty of layers, warm clothes, and rain gear when spending fall In Maine. Because in addition to the rain and wind, Noreasters (hurricanes from the south that move up the east coast of the US) routinely hit the area at this time of year.

How do I prepare for Acadia National Park? ›

  1. Arrive with a plan ... and a back-up plan. ...
  2. Purchase a park entrance pass. ...
  3. Purchase a vehicle reservation for Cadillac Mountain. ...
  4. Stay the night (but make a reservation first). ...
  5. Drive responsibly. ...
  6. Play it safe. ...
  7. Share the carriage roads. ...
  8. Protect and leash your pet.
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How many waterfalls are in Acadia National Park? ›

Location for Hadlock Falls (aka Hadlock Brook Falls), a small 40' waterfall located in Acadia National Park, Maine. Location for Hadlock Falls (aka Hadlock Brook Falls), a small 40' waterfall located in Acadia National Park, Maine.
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The Essentials Hadlock Falls
G Rating4
Height:40'
Access:Trail
Distance:1.9 mi (RT)
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What is the quiet side of Acadia National Park? ›

The west side of Acadia is a quieter, more secluded area of Mount Desert Island — great for visitors looking to explore the park's beauty and natural resources while avoiding larger crowds.

Do you need to make reservations to visit Acadia National Park? ›

Starting May 26, 2021, through October 19, 2021, The National Park Service is requiring advanced vehicle reservations to access Acadia National Park's Cadillac Summit Road. Feeling anxious about getting a reservation? Don't panic!

Are reservations required to visit Acadia National Park? ›

The National Park Service has established a vehicle reservation system for Cadillac Summit Road so visitors can find a place to park and have a safe, enjoyable experience. Vehicle reservations are not required for other locations in the park or for visitors who enter the area by foot, bicycle, or taxi.

Do you have to pay to go up Cadillac Mountain? ›

You don't have to pay to go to Cadillac Mountain. It's free!

How many days do you need in Bar Harbor Maine? ›

When guests are planning their first visit to Mt. Desert Island, they often ask how long they should plan to stay in Bar Harbor. While you can get a taste of what the island has to offer in a day or two, to really experience MDI, we suggest that you plan on spending at least three days.

What is there to see between Boston and Kennebunkport? ›

The top stops along the way from Boston to Kennebunkport (with short detours) are Freedom Trail, Fenway Park, and Salem Witch Museum. Other popular stops include Public Garden, The House of the Seven Gables, and Hampton Beach State Park.

How do I get from Boston to Acadia National Park? ›

By Car: From Boston, take I-95 north to Augusta, Maine, then Route 3 east to Ellsworth, and on to Mount Desert Island. Or, continue on I-95 north to Bangor, then take Route 1A east to Ellsworth and then Route 3 to Mount Desert Island.

How far is Bangor Maine from Acadia National Park? ›

Where Is Acadia National Park? The park is about 160 miles from Portland, Maine, and about 50 miles from Bangor, Maine.

Is Acadia National Park worth the trip? ›

Acadia is the only national park in New England and it boasts many unique features to make it worth a visit. With rugged cliffs of granite along the coast and miles of forested trails, this Maine gem is the perfect place to get outside.

Do you need a car in Acadia National Park? ›

Do I need a car to visit Acadia National Park? You do not need a car when the Island Explorer Shuttle Bus is operating (June 23 to early October). Visit the Island Explorer website for specific details on car-free vacation options.

What is the best time to visit Bar Harbor Maine? ›

The best time to visit Bar Harbor is from June to August. Because of the state's geographic location in the northernmost point in the U.S., Maine enjoys cool weather year-round. As such, the best time to explore the greater Bar Harbor area is when it will be the warmest and sunniest.

Is the drive from Boston to Portland Maine pretty? ›

The road, weaving through scenic byways, coastal views and national parks, is the star – but there are plenty of places to stop and stare along the way. Highlights include the cool city of Portland, a winery known for its blueberry blends, and lobster – always lobster.

Is Highway 1 Maine Scenic? ›

US 1 is particularly scenic for most of the 242.6 miles (390.4 km) between Woolwich and Calais. The smoothness of its paved surface varies; compared to many other Maine roads, it's seldom particularly rough.

Is it better to stay in Ogunquit or Kennebunkport? ›

Ogunquit may be a bit more touristy and crowded, but both towns get pretty busy in the summer. Kennebunkport is a bit further ride, and is more rural once you get out of the downtown. Ogunquit is more artsy, with lots of galleries and the summer theater.

Do you have to take a ferry to get to Acadia National Park? ›

Unless you have your own boat, visiting the Isle au Haut unit of Acadia National Park requires taking a public ferry from Stonington, Maine, a small town west of Mount Desert Island. Stonington is located at the southern end of Deer Isle, which is connected to the mainland by a bridge.

What is the closest airport to Acadia? ›

Acadia National Park
  • State: Maine.
  • Nearest airport: Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport is less than 10 miles from the park; the larger Bangor International Airport is a little more than 46 miles away. Portland International Jetport is around 170 miles away (about three hours drive).
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Does Amtrak go to Bar Harbor Maine? ›

Bar Harbor has limited intercity bus service. There is no intercity train service nearby, (although you can take Amtrak's Downeaster between Boston MA and Portland, Freeport and Brunswick ME).

What is the closest town to Acadia National Park? ›

A seasonal shuttle is available to bring you from Bar Harbor to many of the must-see attractions in Acadia National Park, so you don't have to worry about parking and traffic. Because Bar Harbor is the closest town to Acadia National Park, some accommodations are expensive.

What is Acadia National Park known for? ›

Acadia is famous for its stunning fall foliage, but it is also beautiful in the winter, when it is often blanketed in white. Winter scenic drives and hiking are thus popular options. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are wonderful ways to see the park in winter, and volunteers sometimes even cut trails.

Can you drive into Acadia National Park? ›

The Scenic Route

Constructed between 1921 and 1958, it allows motor vehicles access to the park separate from local roads and non-motorized carriage roads. This 27-mile (43 km) road is the go-to scenic drive around the east side of Mount Desert Island, connecting Acadia's lakes, mountains, and shoreline.

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