Great Head Trail, Acadia National Park

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Great Head Trail is located in Acadia National Park. To visit Great Head Trail on your holiday in Acadia National Park, and find out what else Acadia National Park has to offer, use our Acadia National Park online holiday planner .
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  • This trail is actually a bit difficult to find. There's a sign on the bulletin board saying the trail is at the far end of the beach, but we didn't see it at first. After walking down the steps to San...  more »
  • This trail starts at the end of Sand Beach and provides beautiful views of both Sand Beach and the Atlantic. The trail has a few rock scrambles but is not long and doesn’t climb much elevation. I woul...  more »
  • I think this was one of the best trails in Acadia despite what others might say. It’s not overly strenuous here is a little bit of rock climbing. Great views of sand beach and the coast in general. Tr...  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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