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Acadia National Park offers plenty for the entire family, from camping and hiking to highly interactive children’s programs. The Junior Ranger Program is offered to children of all ages, incorporating games, scavenger hunts, and guided walks and tours by park rangers to truly engage them in the beauty and wonder of their natural surroundings while learning. Ranger-narrated boat cruises appeal to visitors of all ages. The Nature Center at Hulls Cove in Sieur de Monts Spring has excellent exhibits and an extensive book shop. Be sure to also visit the Isleford Historical Museum on Little Cranberry Island, which has fascinating maritime ...

Acadia National Park offers plenty for the entire family, from camping and hiking to highly interactive children’s programs. The Junior Ranger Program is offered to children of all ages, incorporating games, scavenger hunts, and guided walks and tours by park rangers to truly engage them in the beauty and wonder of their natural surroundings while learning. Ranger-narrated boat cruises appeal to visitors of all ages. The Nature Center at Hulls Cove in Sieur de Monts Spring has excellent exhibits and an extensive book shop. Be sure to also visit the Isleford Historical Museum on Little Cranberry Island, which has fascinating maritime collections. The Abbe Museum is another essential stop, where you will learn about local Native American culture and history. Take the beautiful scenic drive on Park Loop Road, a 27-mile tour with breathtaking views of the coastline, mountains, and surrounding forest. Climb or drive a car to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the tallest on the Eastern U.S. coast, and indulge in an Acadia tradition at teatime, when popovers are served on the spacious lawn of Jordan Pond House.

Barbara Rogers
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Barbara Radcliffe Rogers has written or coauthored more than 30 guidebooks, including The Portugal Traveler, Drive Around Portugal, City Spots Munich, City Spots Helsinki, City Spots Stockholm, Eating New England, and the Maine section of Thomas Cook's Independent Traveller USA.

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  • Best Time to Visit:

    Late spring through early autumn