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Go Boston Card
"Choose free entry to over 40 unique attractions and tours in Boston and its surrounds then let your Go Boston Card do the rest. You'll receive discounts and special offers on shopping dining and activities plus a 69-page guidebook to help you plan your Boston vacation. The Go Boston Card leaves you in control allowing you to have the best customized experience possible. The Go Boston Card is available for one two
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Go Boston Card
"Choose free entry to over 40 unique attractions and tours in Boston and its surrounds then let your Go Boston Card do the rest. You'll receive discounts and special offers on shopping dining and activities plus a 69-page guidebook to help you plan your Boston vacation. The Go Boston Card leaves you in control allowing you to have the best customized experience possible. The Go Boston Card is available for one two
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Witch City Segway Tour
"Choose between the 1-hour and 2-hour Segway tours. Then meet your professional guide and Segway expert at Witch City Segway office located at 283 Derby Street. Receive a tutorial on how to properly handle and ride your Segway to ensure your comfort and safety while on the tour. Follow your guide to begin your adventure in Salem.On the 1-hour tour wind through Downtown Salem while your guide narrates the story and history of this famous town over a microphone and speaker system. Roll down the Heritage trail and through parks and even go to the sites of witch trials and local burial grounds. On the 2-hour tour experience everything offered in the 1-hour tour and more. Travel to the Salem Willows and then ride along the water ways and coves. Test your skill on your Segway in large open areas to enjoy their effortless gliding. Discover Salem in a unique and memorable way on this Segway tour."
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Most Viewed General in Acadia National Park

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Dorr Mountain

The summit of Dorr Mountain can be reached from several different trails. I reached the summit from the south ridge. You can also reach the summit on trails from the north ridge, the Gorge Path and...
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Great Head Point

Great Head Point is accessed from the Great Head Loop Trail. The point has great views of the Atlantic Ocean from a large exposed rock outcropping. This rock outcropping can be explored a bit as it is...
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Ship Harbor Tidal Pools

A park ranger at Hull's Cove Visitor Center recommended Ship Harbor to me for exploring tidal pool. I checked the tide chart the park service provides and fortunately the tide was out around midday....
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Jordan Pond North Shore

One of the highlights of hiking the Jordan Pond Path is the north shore. At the north shore, two streams empty into the pond. The park service has built bridges to cross the stream and they are quite...
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Hemlock Road

During my late afternoon walk along the Hemlock Road Path, I was lucky to find some beautiful flowers that are in bloom (late May, early June). One of my favorites was the Iris Versicolor, also known...
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General info about the park

I never know where to put this stuff so am sticking it here... Acadia is virtually open all year, although much of Bar Harbor shuts down between Columbus Day and mid May. Its peak season (when you'll...
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Acadia in the Fall

This is not an activity or a specific site but a best time to visit the park: it's spectacular in the fall! Mt. Desert Island is one of the last places in Maine to see peak foliage and timing is...
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Entrance Fees

As with all US National Parks, there is an entrance fee to Acadia National Park. When I was there we purchased a now discontinued National Parks Pass,( Which will still be honored for 1 year from the...
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Summer Playground for the Rich and Famous

From the mid-1800s and into the early 1900s, Mount Desert Island was the summer home of some of the wealthiest people in America. Inspired by the landscape painters of the Hudson River School, the...
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Entrance Fees

A user fee is required anywhere you go within the Park. This fee is $20 per vehicle for a 7-day pass. The National Parks Pass allows entrance for your entire family into all parks, and is availiable...
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Four Entrances into ANP

There are 4 entrances to the Popular Park Loop Road section of the Park on Mount Desert Island:1) Hulls Cove Entrance- located on Route 32) Cadillac Mountain Entrance- located on the outskirts of of...
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Watch the lighthouse signal

As we were leaving the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, I realized that from the parking lot you have a great view of the signal. The lighthouse blinks a red signal ... 4 seconds red and one second off (I...
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Diverse wildlife

The information about the park indicated that you might see several types of wildlife. Mostly we saw friendly sea gulls ... they were even willing to pose for pictures. My best memory of Acadia...
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More Fog

C'mon, don't be lazy, click on the photo. Within the velvety mist theres a surprise. This is my favorite photo of the Acadia trip. We were walking a path that led to THE BASS HARBOR LIGHT and...
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Top Hotels in Acadia National Park

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Route 3, five miles south of Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Maine, United States
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Off of route 102A, four miles south of Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Maine, United States
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Top Things to Do in Acadia National Park

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Thunderhole

I've always wanted to go to Acadia NP, and now, after I have my mom's slides digitized, I found that I actually was there back in 1956. I don't remember much about that trip. I was attending language...
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Otter Cliffs

Otter Cliffs is along the Park Loop road. The loop road is one way here and you will find a large parking area on the right hand side of the road. Be careful crossing the road. Once across the road...
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Jessup Path

This is an excellent path! I put this tip in the "things to do" section because of it's easy access, flat walkway and short distance. The start of the path is at a very popular area, Sieur de Monts...
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The Wild Gardnes

Located at the parking area of Sieur de Monts Nature Center, this short path walk takes you through various native plant life in Acadia National Park. The type of area is sectioned off and posted with...
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Hemlock Road

Hemlock Road is a dirt carriage trail and walking path. It is not open to motorized vehicles. To access the trail, park at Sieur de Monts Nature Center. I did this walk in conjunction with the Jessup...
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Sand Beach

Sand Beach was a nice surprise to see. It is nestled in a cove and has fairly gentle waves. The beach is nearly 900 feet wide and has a gradual approach to the water. The tide variation is large here...
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Top 5 Acadia National Park Writers

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goodfish

"Acadia National Park, Maine"
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kazander

"Magical Acadia"
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richiecdisc

"Sweet Meat & Other Rewards: Acadia National Park"
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blueskyjohn

"Acadia National Park"
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chodearm

"Jewel of New England, ACADIA NATIONAL PARK"
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