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. Put Park Loop Road into our Acadia National Park vacation trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The Park loop is the big road running through Arcadia National Park which you'll automatically follow when driving around. It offers some of the most magnificent sites in Arcadia NP and is sure not to...  more »
  • Wonderful views of the pink rocky coast of Maine, including driving to the top of Cadillac Mountain. It is best to avoid the heavy crowds of the summer months. Perhaps October would be best because th...  more »
  • ABOSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL, and yes practically nothing has changed. All the trails are still pristine and even the moderate ones are good. Take your time and look around, don't be in a rush. There is so m...  more »