Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Maine Camping
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How to reach Bar Harbor on the Maine Coast: Go North from Boston on the high speed highways the
Maine Turnpike. Boston to Portland Maine is 110 miles north. From Portland follow Route One to
Bucksport and then continue north on route One. 280 miles from Boston, 6 hours, scenic route.
Alternate: Maine Turnpike to Augusta, Augusta to Bar Harbor
Flying in to Rent a car in Boston
Acadia Nation Park Area
offers many campgrounds.
Campgrounds is one of many
that offer tent and RV sites.
Hadley's Point Campgrounds
is located on the shore road
Route 3, four miles from the
park entrance, and eight miles
from the village of Bar Harbor.
Bar Harbor Campground is
on the same road a few miles
closer to the village. These
parks are located on the
shuttle line for trips to Acadia
NP and much of Mount Desert
Island. Cadillac Mountain has
a paved road to the top and
offers many hiking and biking
Sunrise bike ride along the shore in at Hulls cove
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Maine
Sightseeing along the coast road
Route 102 offers Bass Harbor Light.
Go to the left of the lighthouse as
you face the water and find the
steps down to the ocean.
dinner with blueberry beer is
a highlight of Bar Harbor
A drive, hike, or bike ride up the
Cadillac Mountain road to the peak at
dawn or sunset is one of the highlights
of a sightseeing trip to Bar Harbor
Maine and Mount Desert Island. The
views from the highest coastal Coast
Trails on the mountain lead in many
directions and connect to a network of
120 miles of trails to the coast and to
several other peaks within the park.
Free Shuttle buses make daily runs
throughout the park in season.
Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, and Acadia National Park
Camping will offer hiking, biking, kayaking, and sightseeing
on the Maine Coast. Find fifty seven miles of bike trails and
120 miles of hiking trails in Acadia National Park.
Shopping, Dining, boat rental, fishing and whale
watch are offered in Bar Harbor's village. Ben
and Bills Chocolate Emporium (Ice cream)
offers lobster ice cream along many other
Blueberry beer is popular in Bar Harbor.
Fifty Seven miles of
carriage roads built
between 1913 and
1940 by John D.
Rockefeller II within
Acadia National Park
are open to biking,
walking, horses and
horse drawn carriages.
Hiking trails offer 120
miles of trail for every
level of activity
including hikes to three
The coastal roads
Route 3 and Route 102
cold water beaches,
Sightseeing along the coast road
Route 102 on Mount Desert Island
offers scenic views.
Mount Desert Campground is located in Somes Sound off of
Route 3 on Sound Drive. The tent and small RV (20 foot max)
campground caters to the kayaker with proximity to the relatively
sheltered waters of Somes Sound, a huge salt water inlet.
Other campgrounds List www.acadiamagic.com
Mount Desert Island Camping
Sunset Cadillac Mountain
Sunrise Hulls Cove Route
3, Bar harbor
Bar Harbor Village
Shuttle Bus Service: From June 23 to October 11, The Island Explorer, a free shuttle bus service
operates over the roads and offers stops at campsites hotel and sightseeing places.
Best Time To Go: To see the lupines in flower and many other flowering trees and the Blue Poppy, the
best time to visit is mid June.
Otherwise mid June to mid October will find most attractions open including the shuttle bus.
Once you are settled in a campground, the shuttle bus is a good option for reaching the hiking trails that go in
all directions and connect to several of the peaks on Mount Desert Island.
Acadia National Park shuttle bus service provides bike racks.