Otter Cliff, Acadia National Park

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#7 of 10 in Nature in Mount Desert Island
Take a peaceful coastal stroll and absorb expansive views over the vast ocean at Otter Cliff. From here you’re presented with fabulous photo opportunities, as countless boulders lining the shoreline emerge from beneath the water during low tide. Formerly serving as the United States Navy's radio facility, the natural rock formation rises 6.63 m (21 ft) above the level of the water, making it one of the highest coastal headlands north of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro. Put Otter Cliff and other Acadia National Park attractions into our Acadia National Park route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Otter Cliff is great place to read and catch a little sea breeze, rock hop as the sailboats ease by, or grab your binocs for some nature watching. There is a little something for all ages, though stee...  more »
  • Amazing views here- walk the little trail along top the cliffs- seen many loons frolicking in the waves- beautiful scenary  more »
  • This trail winds along the coast line offering the quintessential Acadia view; rocky shore line, ocean and pine trees. We started at Sand Beach which has parking and walked along the relatively flat t...  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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