Great Head Trail, Acadia National Park

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  • August 13, 2017
    Great hike right near Sand Beach accessed by simply walking the length of the beach and up the obvious path (though it was unmarked). We found the route not as well marked as other trails we had hiked...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Did this hike with our 8yr old son. Entrance is at the end of sand beach, up a set of stone stairs (not clearly marked). When you climb the first set of stairs, head to the right. The beginning was th...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    We started on the trail and walked a good amount. My Wife was having trouble with her foot so we ended up turning around. What we saw was great sceneries.  more »

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Where to stay in Acadia National Park

A few campgrounds sit inside the boundaries of Acadia National Park. Camping is available in the park throughout the year, but most campgrounds are only open during summer. There are plenty of campgrounds around Mt. Desert Island, on which Acadia sits, and more located on the mainland within easy driving distance of the bridge to the island. For creature comforts, a lively atmosphere, and easy access to the park, look for a hotel, inn, or bed and breakfast in bustling Bar Harbor, which also has restaurants and shops. Quieter Northeast Harbor, which actually sits on the southwest corner of Mt. Desert Island, has a few quaint inns and bed and breakfasts that offer a more rustic experience than staying in Bar Harbor. If you plan to visit Acadia in summer, book your accommodation as far in advance as possible.
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