Blue Hill, Maine

Top Spots in and near Blue Hill

  • 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 ...
    Read more
  • Blue Hill, Maine

    Kayak Downeast Maine

    This scenic coastline is one of my favorites to travel whether it be on the water or on the shore. The route passes a large sand bar that is great for hanging out on, and enjoying a picnic. This coast also has quite a few summer houses, but it's not hard to find an open spot without bothering any...
    Read more
  • 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...
    Read more
  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Camp at Mount Desert Campground on Somes Sound

    5.0
    Being in the center of Mt. Desert Island, you are just a quick drive to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.This campground offers waterfront and off-waterfront sites.  The waterfront is right along Somes Sound and offers amazing views at anytime of the day.  We went during off season (no reserva...
    Read more
  • Southwest Harbor, Maine

    Swim at Echo Lake

    Take a dip at Echo Lake in Acadia National Park! It's a small beach that's best driven to and easily park-able once you arrive. It's a refreshing stop for swimming that's right off of the beat and path. There are many campgrounds that rest upon the shores of Echo Lake if you want to be right on t...
    Read more
  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Hike Parkman Mountain

    4.0
    3.06 mi / 748 ft gain
    Parkman Mountain is already a lesser-hiked trail in the summer, and if you snowshoe it in the winter, it is very likely you’ll have the entire mountain to yourself. It offers exceptional views, a good amount of exposure, and solitude that is inspiring. From Parkman Mountain Parking area, walk pa...
    Read more
  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Hike Acadia's 6 Peak Circuit

    6.26 mi / 1373 ft gain
    Park yourself at Parkman Mountain Parking Area, a small lot located off of Route 3.  Remember to arrive early as this parking lot fills up quickly.  Load up your pack, grab your water, and maneuver your way through the carriage roads until you reach the Bald Peak Trailhead.  After a mile climb up...
    Read more
  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Hike Sargent Mountain via South Ridge Trail

    4.4 mi / 1400 ft gain
    This has been one of my favorite winter adventures that I have had in a long time. There were gorgeous views of Somes Sound, we saw three snowy owls and there is a gorgeous  frozen waterfall on the way up to the summit! Because much of the Park Loop Road is closed in winter, we started our hike ...
    Read more
  • Dedham, Maine

    Bald Mountain Loop

    5.0
    1.55 mi / 505 ft gain
    Bald Mountain Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Holden, Maine.
    Read more
  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Explore Asticou Azalea Garden and Preserve

    Asticou Azalea Garden is a portion of 1400 acres managed by Land & Garden Preserve.  Here, you park at a small parking lot on the east side of 198 close to the intersection of Peabody Dr. and 198.  Parking is limited so if it is full come back in a bit! From the parking lot you can follow a ...
    Read more
  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Hike the Bubbles Divide Trail to Bubble Rock in Acadia NP

    4.7
    1.16 mi / 300 ft gain
    Bubble Rock is a well-known natural wonder in Acadia National Park.  This large boulder, which was carried by powerful glaciers, is resting precariously on the edge of the summit of South Bubble.  Due to its fairly accessible location, it is a common stop for visitors to the park. The trail begi...
    Read more
  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Explore Thuya Garden

    Thuya Garden is a separate portion of a larger preserve.  You can reach this garden by either parking on route 3 heading north a quarter mile past the main entrance or you can park in the actual Thuya Garden lot.  If you park on Route 3, you can enjoy a nice walk through the Maine forest on your ...
    Read more
  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Hike Pemetic Mountain in Acadia NP

    5.0
    3.81 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Pemetic Mountain is a challenging hike in the Jordan Pond area of Acadia National Park.  There are several route options to the summit, with varying levels of difficulty.  The most common route is a loop hike starting from the Jordan Pond parking lot.  This option ascends the South Ridge Trail, w...
    Read more
  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Jordan Pond

    4.8
    3.24 mi / 108 ft gain
    If you ever find yourself in Acadia National Park, be sure to check out Jordan Pond. Jordan Pond is a 3.6 mile long pond sitting in the heart of Mt. Desert Island. The shoreline of the pond has amazing views of the The Bubbles, which are two similar mountains that resemble "bubbles". The pond has...
    Read more
  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Cadillac North Ridge Trail

    5.0
    4.15 mi / 1530 ft gain
    The Cadillac North Ridge Trailhead is accessible through Paradise Hill Road once you enter the park through the Hulls Cove Entrance. When driving on route 3 in Bar Harbor, keep an eye out for a sign that says "Acadia National Park Hulls Cove Entrance, Visitor Center Right Lane". Stay in the right...
    Read more
  • 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...
    Read more

Camping and Lodging in Blue Hill

Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday
Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday

Bucksport / Fort Knox KOA Holiday
Orland, Maine

Bucksport / Fort Knox KOA Holiday

Bangor / Holden KOA Holiday
Holden, Maine

Bangor / Holden KOA Holiday

Schoodic Woods Campground
Winter Harbor, Maine

Schoodic Woods Campground

Duck Harbor Campground
Isle au Haut, Maine

Duck Harbor Campground

Guides, Insights and Stories from Blue Hill

Why You Should Visit Acadia National Park Anytime This Year

Why You Should Visit Acadia National Park Anytime This Year

Chris Mongeau

Fall in Acadia National Park

Fall in Acadia National Park

Molly Mann