Acadia National Park, Maine: Discover The Crown Jewel Of The Atlantic Coast

In the northeasternmost reaches of the United States lies one of her most visited attractions: Acadia National Park. Known as the “Crown Jewel of the Atlantic Coast,” this scenic wonder in Maine boasts caves and peaks, coastline and forests, historic and current events. From lighthouses to carriage roads, from puffins to whales, from strenuous hikes to bus tours… Acadia National Park is fully prepared to provide an unforgettable experience to all who journey through this breathtaking corner of the nation.

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General Information:

Accessibility: The park offers many wheelchair-accessible options, including multiple visitor centers, museums, restaurants, shops, beaches, trails, campgrounds, and picnic areas. Accommodations for those with all levels of hearing loss or low vision are also available. Service animals are welcome but must remain leashed at all times.

Pet Friendly: Pets are permitted only on certain trails and in certain campgrounds in Acadia, provided they are kept on a leash of 6 feet or less in length.

Parking: Parking is free with a park pass and plentiful throughout the park. Buses and RVs are limited to certain routes through the park.

Seasonal Access: Acadia is fully operational from April 15 to October 31. During the winter season, from November 1 to April 14, the park remains open but with limited hours and services.

Cost: From May through October, a park pass is required for entrance into Acadia. Park passes vary in price, but a 7-day pass for a private vehicle with up to 15 passengers who do not qualify for any discounts costs $30.

For more information on how to plan a trip to visit this stunning Atlantic Coast gem, visit the National Park Service’s website here.

And if you need a place to stay that’s conveniently located to Acadia National Park so you can explore the park at your leisure, consider Terramor Camping Resort in Bar Harbor, which offers luxurious glamping accommodations perfectly suited to this bucket list adventure.

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Address: Acadia National Park Pond, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA