Park Loop Road, Acadia National Park

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#1 of 6 in Scenic Drive in Maine
Drive the scenic route on Park Loop Road to explore Acadia National Park. Beginning at Hulls Cove visitor center, you can cruise this 43 km (27 mi) stretch for views of the park's lakes, mountains, forests, and coast. Drive carefully, as wildlife can often be spotted crossing the road. Pullover points are dotted along the road to provide safe places for you to stop and take pictures or stretch your legs. The loop continues another 5.6 km (3.5 mi) to the summit of Mount Cadillac, at 466 m (1,530 ft) high, for fantastic panoramas of the Acadian skyline. Add Park Loop Road and other attractions to your Acadia National Park trip itinerary using our Acadia National Park online attractions planner .
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  • The Park Loop Road is a must. Romantic, picturesque, beautiful views. Many places to pull off and take pictures. There is a great walking path along the shore. Easy to walk. Parts of this road are ope...  more »
  • Who once circling the Park Loop Road, ran through once the National Park. There are many parking lots and breakpoints, where many trails start. The best way to get to know the Park.
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  • This trip is well worth it and there is something for everyone. You can get out and hike, stroll, walk or just stand there and take in the views. You have the option of being active or driving and bot...  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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