Forget The Resorts, Rent This Charming Waterfront Cottage In Acadia National Park In Maine Instead

If you want to escape the crowds the next time you pay a visit to Acadia National Park, head to this cozy little waterfront cottage in Maine to relax with stunning views and plenty of water views. Located right on the edge of Maine’s beloved national park, you will have all the privacy of lakefront property with access to all the outdoor adventure nearby… minus the crowds! Bring the whole family to enjoy this awesome retreat in the beautiful Pine Tree State.

Head on over to their Airbnb listing for more information and booking. Have you ever stayed in a waterfront cottage like this? What did you think? What’s your favorite place to stay when you visit this national park in Maine? Let us know in the comments below!

If you want more information for planning your visit to Acadia, the neighboring national park in Maine, you’ll want to check out this primer on the Crown Jewel of the Atlantic Coast!

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National park to visit in Maine

February 18, 2022

What are some things I should know when planning to visit Acadia National Park in Maine?

As Maine’s one and only national park, Acadia is very beautiful… and also very popular! How popular? Well, the number of recreational visitors to Acadia National Park amounted to approximately 2.67 million in 2020. This was actually down from previous years; in 2018, Acadia was the seventh most-visited of America’s national parks, with an estimated 3.58 million visits. Numbers aside, Acadia is an amazing place to visit and explore, and you’re going to want to make sure to hit up certain sites. Seek out one or more of the lighthouses perched on Acadia’s rugged shoreline: the Bass Harbor Head Light, the Bear Island Light, and the Baker Island Light, all within the boundaries of Acadia National Park itself. Explore pristinely preserved, authentic carriage roads, gatehouses, and stone arches largely planned out by John D. Rockefeller himself. Definitely venture down to Thunder Hole at dusk to bask in the muted evening colors and the mighty power of this coastal cave that can spray up to 40-foot plumes of water as the tide ebbs and flows at its base. And if you’re into stargazing? Well, Acadia boasts some of the darkest skies in the nation, and the park is situated far enough north to occasionally be treated to a glimpse of the northern lights flashing along the horizon. Add it all up, and Acadia National Park truly is a bucket-list-worthy place you simply must experience.

What are some popular trails in Acadia National Park?

An immensely wondrous place to explore Acadia is home to numerous trails of varying difficulty levels throughout the park, both for driving and for hiking. Park Loop Road is one of the best options when adventuring through Acadia by car; Beehive Loop Trail is a popular choice for hikers eager to see more of the scenic views the area is known for. Some of our favorite places to explore in Acadia are Cadillac Mountain (plus, you know, the other 26 mountains in the park!) and the numerous wetlands within the park… the latter is one of the reasons bird watchers love to visit this national park in Maine so much!

Address: Mt Desert, ME, USA