Acadia National Park General

  • Dorr Mountain
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  • Dorr Mountain
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  • Dorr Mountain
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  • 1. 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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  • 2. 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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  • 3. 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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  • 4. 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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  • 5. 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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  • 6. 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...

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  • 7. 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...

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  • 8. 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...

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  • 9. 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...

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  • 10. 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...

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  • 11. 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...

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  • 12. 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...

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  • 13. 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...

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  • 14. 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...

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  • 15. Seagulls

    I have never gotten close enough to a seagull to see the iris lines in his/her eye. Yuki brought this detail via the camera lens. I want to thank you seagull...

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  • 16. Hiney Trees

    Mooning, I thought went out of style with those stupid Mr. Mooneys that people would put in their rear windows of their cars to MOON the people behind them. I...

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  • 17. Cash machine expensive, food not so

    I hereby proclaim, "I will not ever pay more than 1.75 for cash machine use again."I tried a few of Bar Harbors machines and all were 2.50 to dispense cash....

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  • 18. Sunrise in Acadia

    Waking up in the semidarkness as the sky just turns pearly gray, no sounds can be heard besides our whispering voices as Lou and I conspire to venture out and...

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  • 19. Foggy Days

    On our second morning in Acadia, we were greeted by huge amounts of rolling fog after a very rainy night. We were determined to make the best of it so we...

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  • 20. The Coastline and Fog

    Acadia is about so many things, so many landscapes, so many feelings, and most of all...so many different weather patterns. Take the fog for granted for this is...

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  • 21. Acadia National Park

    This is a bikers paradise,there are many miles of roads for the "roadies" and miles of trails for the mountain biker. You will need to be in shape as the climbs...

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  • 22. the sweet meat....

    It was cold inside the rustic building so we kept out coats on for what seemed an eternity, watching others sloppily enjoying their bounty. Our turn came up...

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  • 23. lobster pound dreams....

    If you did some tough hikes, reward yourself with a great lobster dinner at one of the local lobster pounds. It ain't cheap but you will never forget it and...

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  • 24. rewards program, non-hikers need not apply....

    There were a few options but we decided on the Gorham Mountain Trail, as the closer Beehive Trail was another iron-rung affair. We drove by the latter without...

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  • 25. get out of your car!

    Though Acadia National Park can be enjoyed from your private vehicle or park shuttle, you will have a nicer time if you try and do some walking to avoid...

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