Acadia National Park, Maine

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Top Photography Spots in and near Acadia National Park

  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Hike the Great Head Trail in Acadia NP

    5.0
    1.9 mi / 275 ft gain
    To begin the Great Head Trail hike, you'll want to park at the parking lot for Sand Beach located on the Park Loop Road. From the parking lot, you will cross the beach entirely, which is a nice morning walk in itself, especially on the foggy days Acadia is famous for. When you reach the end of t...
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Relax at Sand Beach, Acadia National Park

    4.5
    Sand Beach is located off the Park Loop Road on the east side of Mt. Desert Island. Signs for the beach will make it difficult to miss.  Once there you can park your car and walk down some steps to the beach. There are restrooms and changing areas close by. On the beach you will be able to la...
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  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Otter Cliff

    4.5
    Otter Cliff – not to be confused with Otter Point – is a popular stop along the Ocean Path trail in Acadia National Park. This 110-foot cliff is one of the highest coastal headlands in North America and is a prime spot for rock climbing. If you don’t have your own gear, there are climbing tours a...
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Otter Point

    5.0
    1.09 mi / 92 ft gain
    If you only have an hour or so left to your day in Acadia, Otter Point offers some amazing views of the coastline, without being on a crowded beach. An easy mellow trail just inland from the shore allows you easy access to iconic places such as Otter Cliffs, Thunder Hole, and Monument Cove. Hike ...
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  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Kayak Long Pond

    You can reach the northern shore of Long Pond by following 102 South until you reach Somesville.  A few miles past this you will notice a Kayak Rental shop on your right and Whitney Farm Road.  You can park near here and utilize the shore to put your kayak in, or you can rent from the shop.  A pu...
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Bar Island Trail

    5.0
    1.9 mi / 160 ft gain
    The Bar Island Trail is something I was a little hesitant to do at first, mainly because of my tendency to wander and take a lot longer on a trail than I anticipated. This trail is unique in that you can only access it and Bar Island at low tide by foot (crossing the sand bar) or if you have 4-wh...
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Bar Harbor Shore Path

    4.0
    1.22 mi / 30 ft gain
    The Bar Harbor shore path is a simple walking trail that runs along the eastern shore of Mt. Desert Island. There's little to no elevation change since it's on the water's edge, but the views of this picturesque harbor are always worthwhile.  Despite being a mellow walk, this is something you re...
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  • Sullivan, Maine

    Photograph Bass Harbor Lighthouse

    4.4
    The skill level can vary on photographing this picture perfect location but no matter your skill level be sure to arrive early to scout out your best composition and be prepared for the swarm of other photographers at sunset! All photos were taken the same day at different times throughout the da...
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  • Winter Harbor, Maine

    Ravens Nest, Schoodic Peninsula

    4.5
    0.12 mi / 20 ft gain
    Ravens Nest is located east of Mt Desert Island south of Winter Harbor Maine. Taking the Schoodic Loop Road will get you to the pull off that you need to find Ravens Nest. There will be three pull offs on the side of the road, the third one will be for Ravens Nest that has a little unmarked trail...
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  • Blue Hill, Maine

    Hike Blue Hill Mountain

    2 mi / 600 ft gain
    There are two main trailheads to access the mountain, both of which have various ways of getting up. One easy trail that has only a few steep sections is the Osgood trail. Start by parking at the Osgood parking lot. Cross the street, and follow the well marked trail up. Cross a small bridge, and ...
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  • Isle au Haut, Maine

    Camp at Acadia National Park's Duck Harbor

    8.85 mi / 150 ft gain
    Introduction Didn't think there was backpacking to be done in Acadia National Park?  Think again!  Isle au Haut (pronounced "isle ah ho") is a little island off of Stonington, Maine.  Half of the island is a quiet and quaint New England island community and the other half is part of Acadia Natio...
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  • Camden, Maine

    Hike Mount Megunticook in Camden Hills State Park

    2.9 mi / 1000 ft gain
    After driving in to Camden Hills State Park, there is a fork where you can go straight (to the campgrounds) or left (to head up Mount Battie). Take a left and then park in the parking lot immediately on your right. That is the trailhead to Mount Megunticook! The trail itself winds through the tre...
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  • Camden, Maine

    Explore Mount Battie

    5.0
    1.5 mi / 669 ft gain
    The summit of Mount Battie is accessible from either the front trail that is located just outside of the state park, or there is an auto road that leads up to the summit within the park (the location drop pin reflects the route within the park). To access the front trail, the trailhead is on moun...
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  • Orono, Maine

    Walk along the Orono Bog Boardwalk

    1.5 mi / 19 ft gain
    To access the boardwalk you must park in the Bangor City Forest. From closest parking lot in Bangor its about .25 mile walk to the entrance. Take the trail on the far right of parking. You will eventually come across a small station with an information kiosk. The start of the boardwalk is behind ...
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  • Roque Bluffs, Maine

    Hike the Roque Bluffs State Park Loop

    2.1 mi / 187 ft gain
    There are several short trails within the park that loop upon each other, so there are several different routes you could take. We chose the Houghton's Hill trail (which is a total of ~1 mile) and looped up with Pond Cove trail (also ~1 mile) by taking Millhill trail. The entire loop ended up bei...
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