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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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More Off The Beaten Path in Acadia National Park

The Mail Boat to Little Cranberry

We pretty seriously overextended ourselves hiking one day and could just barely move the next morning. Should you find yourself in a similar predicament, this is a great little diversion that's also...
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goodfish
Aug 26, 2013

West side of the Park Often overlooked

Acadia is a beautiful park and often the main park area near Bar Harbor is very crowded. When I hike I like solitude... living in NYC you really want to escape from people piled on top of each other. ...
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ChicamijaNYC
Mar 27, 2008

Bar Harbor

Approximately half of Mount Desert Island is the site of Acadia National Park. The other half of the island is privately owned land, including half a dozen small towns. The largest of these is the...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Dec 20, 2006

Bar Island

Acadia National Park includes several small uninhabited offshore islands. One of these, Bar Island, can be reached by foot from Bar Harbor at low tide. In fact, this famous gravel bar is what gave the...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Dec 20, 2006

Somes Sound

Somes Sound cuts for 7 miles right through the center of both Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park, yet it is definitely off the beaten path. The Sound, which is the only Fjord on the eastern...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Dec 20, 2006

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is a part of Acadia National Park, but is away from the main part of the park. It stands on a high rocky cliff at the entrance to Bass Harbor on the southwestern side of...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Dec 20, 2006
 
 
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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

Don't expect the traditional tall standing lighthouse here!We overheard many visitors complain that there is not much to this 19th century lighthouse. It's true that the lighthouse is short but it...
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Shihar
May 07, 2006

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

Located in Wells, ME on ME.9 off US 1 this refuge strecthes from Kittery to Cape Elizabeth. There is hiking, canoeing, scenic drives and cross-country sking.It is located about 160 miles from Acadia...
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Shihar
Feb 19, 2006

Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge

Migrating waterfowl and shorebirds all occupy this national refuge. There is over 25 offshore islands. The refuge has 2 trails that run thru firs, blueberry barrens and rocky coasts. The refuge has...
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Shihar
Feb 19, 2006

Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge

Located in Calais, ME this is mainly a a refuge habitat for the American woodcock as well as other waterfowl. There are 2 wilderness areas ranging 24,409 acres. It is open all year round from sun up...
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Shihar
Feb 19, 2006

Drive the Schoodic Peninsula

Sone of my travel guides suggested that we drive the Schoodic Peninsula, a part of Acadia National Park that is not as crowded but still has good ocean views. We arrived later in the day on a day that...
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sue&gene
Jun 15, 2005

See Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse from the rocks

If you visit Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse on the western peninsula of Mount Desert Island, be sure and see it from the rocks. There are easy steps down the embankment to the rocks. You will need to be...
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sue&gene
Jun 12, 2005

Walk through the Wild Gardens of Acadia

As soon as we entered Maine in early June and saw tulips blooming we realized it was springtime. The blooming plants appeared to be a couple of months behind our bloom shedule in east Texas. The easy...
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sue&gene
Jun 11, 2005

Go see the beavers!

There are beavers in Acadia . . . and they're in beaver lake. But they're not easy to see.The best time to see the beavers is at dusk. Take a camera (proof) and binoculars (they won't come too close)...
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stiab3
Jan 23, 2005

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

Thunder Hole is located along the park loop road. There is a large parking area and even a gift shop. Thunder Hole is across the street from the parking area so be careful crossing. It is a short walk...
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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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Cadillac Mountain

Cadillac Mountain is the only mountain in Acadia National Park that you can drive to the summit. The summit is 1530 feet above see level and there are beautiful views of the surrounding islands. The...
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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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Tidal Pools

My kids had a great time searching the rocks for tidal pools and identifying all the life within. The tidal pools can be found throughout the coastal sections of the park with ship harbor and...
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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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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..."
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blueskyjohn

"Acadia National Park"
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chodearm

"Jewel of New England, ACADIA NATIONAL PARK"
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