Maine Travel Guides

Maine is known for its rugged coastlines, lobster, lighthouses, seaside towns and more. One of the best things to do in Maine is to visit Acadia National Park, which is one of the most visited US national parks.

Acadia has both coastlines and mountains, and is famous for being one the first places to watch the sunrise in North America. And the small town of Bar Harbor, next to the park, is a great place to dine and shop.

Along with Acadia, Baxter State Park is an incredible place to hike in Maine, and Portland is a vibrant city full of great food, lighthouses and more.

Maine is a fantastic state that should be on your USA bucket list!

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Tips for Visiting Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park is one of the best places to visit in Maine! Here are a few things to know before visiting:

  • Acadia receives a lot of snow in the winter, and more businesses near the park are seasonal. You should aim to visit between May and October for the best conditions.
  • You will need a reservation to drive to the top of Cadillac Mountain from the end of May to the end of October. Sunrise is the best time to go!
  • It costs $30 per vehicle to enter Acadia National Park and the fee is valid for seven days. If you will be visiting more national parks over the course of a year, I highly recommend purchasing an America the Beautiful Pass, which will grant you entry into all parks for a year for $80.
  • Acadia is one of the few national parks where dogs are allowed! Just be sure to keep them on a leash.
  • Guide Along offers an audio tour of Acadia and it's a great way to learn about the park and discover stops along the way as you drive around!
  • If you're hiking in Acadia, I recommend the All Trails Plus Membership! This will allow you to download offline maps and take advantage of other features that will help keep you safe.

Acadia Travel Guides

Use these guides to discover when to visit Acadia, the best hikes in Acadia and more.

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