Acadia National Park, the Only National Park in Northeastern USA

By Natalya | Jul 20, 2021
North America > United States > Maine > Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park is located in Maine, it's pretty small compared to the National Parks you can find on the West Coast, but it's absolutely worth a visit.

Before a visit, make sure to visit the official Current Conditions page. It will give you all the latest information and requirements (roads closed, wildlife situations, construction work, policies/rules updates, etc).

Acadia offers 45 miles of carriage roads that can be use for bicycling. If you don't own a bike, you can rent one in Bar Harbor, the nearest town. It roughly costs $30/day for a normal bike a $100/day for an electrical bike.

Carriage Road and Lake in Acadia National Park

Carriage Road and Lake in Acadia National Park

Speaking of prices, the fee to enter Acadia National Park is $30/vehicle or $15/person without a car. If you don't have a car, check out Island Explorer, the free shuttle that goes around Acadia, including Bar Harbor. The bus has a rack for bikes.

Unfortunately, Acadia can get pretty crowded in summer, going car-free can be helpful. NPS has a dedicated Avoiding Crowds At Peak Season page with some great tips, including the worrying Always visit Acadia with a back-up plan. So be inquire and plan carefully your trip, it'll be worth it!

Enjoy your visit!

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