Park Loop Road, Acadia National Park

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Drive the scenic route on Park Loop Road to explore Acadia National Park. Beginning at Hulls Cove visitor center, you can cruise this 43 km (27 mi) stretch for views of the park's lakes, mountains, forests, and coast. Drive carefully, as wildlife can often be spotted crossing the road. Pullover points are dotted along the road to provide safe places for you to stop and take pictures or stretch your legs. The loop continues another 5.6 km (3.5 mi) to the summit of Mount Cadillac, at 466 m (1,530 ft) high, for fantastic panoramas of the Acadian skyline. Add Park Loop Road and other attractions to your Acadia National Park trip itinerary using our Acadia National Park online attractions planner .
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  • It's an easy drive on the Loop Road and through a lovely area of pines and shore. It takes a bit of time so schedule wisely so you don't miss it!  more »
  • The stretch along the ocean is my favorite part of this drive. On a clear day, the ocean is so blue and the views just incredible. Take your time along this drive so you can stop and see all the sight...  more »
  • Awesome. Scenery. Like minded people. We went atop Cadillac for a sunrise vista. Incredible. Highly advise.  more »
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