Great Head Trail, Acadia National Park

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  • We hiked this trail twice while in Acadia - once from the trail head and once from Sand Beach. The start from the trail head hike was a little easier, maybe because that was the second time on the tra...  more »
  • Loved this trail as it is perfect for a family. It's not to long, there are rocks to climb, tidal pools to check out and great views of Sand Beach. The whole family enjoyed it.  more »
  • With time to kill on Sand Beach, our family walked toward a set of cliffs and were surprised to see a trailhead nearby. It was unmarked, but a quick search told us it was the Great Head Trail. It was ...  more »

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Where to stay in Acadia National Park

A few campgrounds sit inside the boundaries of Acadia National Park. Camping is available in the park throughout the year, but most campgrounds are only open during summer. There are plenty of campgrounds around Mt. Desert Island, on which Acadia sits, and more located on the mainland within easy driving distance of the bridge to the island. For creature comforts, a lively atmosphere, and easy access to the park, look for a hotel, inn, or bed and breakfast in bustling Bar Harbor, which also has restaurants and shops. Quieter Northeast Harbor, which actually sits on the southwest corner of Mt. Desert Island, has a few quaint inns and bed and breakfasts that offer a more rustic experience than staying in Bar Harbor. If you plan to visit Acadia in summer, book your accommodation as far in advance as possible.
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