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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  • The only place in America more beautiful than Maine is Alaska. Acadia is outstanding! Pack a lunch, bring your camera. Stop at Park HDQ and get the map.  more »
  • We only had a few hours to visit before heading back to Portland. The Park Loop Road provides plenty of pull-overs for quick visits as well as stops for more trail walking.  more »
  • The Park deserves its reputation, certainly the best of the East, many fascinating locations, the top is the top of Cadillac Mountain from which you can admire the Porcupine Islands. The park with entry free is completely accessible by car via the Park Loop rd and through the visitor center you have the map to choose the best point of view vove stop for a photo really spectacular! It is worth noting that the Park can turn even with internal bus that stops in the highlights. A must see if you do a tour in the East.
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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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