Top Adventures in Mount Desert

  • Hike Parkman Mountain

    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 inspi...

    2.2 miles 748 ft gain

  • Hike Acadia's 6 Peak Circuit

    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 rea...

    6 miles 1373 ft gain

  • Hike Sargent Mountain

    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 Lo...

    4.4 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Camp at Mount Desert Campground on Somes Sound

    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 ...

  • Hike the Dorr Mountain Cannon Brook Loop

    Door Mountain - Ladder Trail to Schiff Path and return via South Ridge Dorr Trail to Canon Brook Trail to Kane Path.You start in the woods but quickly get out of the trees to the side of a stone face. Ladder Trial that zigzags up stonesteps and ir...

    3.3 miles 1151 ft gain

  • Hike Pemetic Mountain in Acadia NP

    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 ...

    4 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Catch the Sunset at Jordan Pond

    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 simil...

    3.3 miles

  • Hike the Bubbles Divide Trail to Bubble Rock in Acadia NP

    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 com...

    1 miles 300 ft gain

  • Explore Cadillac Mountain

    Seeing the sunrise on top of Cadillac Mountain is an absolute must when in Acadia National Park. Not only is it awesome to catch the first sunrise in the U.S., but the views from Cadillac Mountain are unparalleled. At 1,532 feet, Cadillac Mountain...

  • Hike Up to Cadillac Mountain Through The North Ridge Trail

    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 Entra...

    4 miles 1530 ft gain

  • HIke the Dorr Mountain Loop via the Tarn Trail

    This hike starts from the parking lot of Sieur de Monts Nature Center parking lot, walking on the Wild Gardens Path to the Tarn Trail.  This is a section of the Kane Path so you will not see any mention of a Tarn Trail on the maps for Acadia Natio...

    4.75 miles 1100 ft gain

  • Hike the Jesup Path & Hemlock Road Loop

    This easy hike starts over a wooden foot bridge to the left of the Wild Gardens Of Acadia.  Here you will take a right on the Jesup Path paralleling the gardens.  You will soon cross the Hemlock Road which will be where you return.  The path now b...

    0.8 miles

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Bar Harbor, Maine

      Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA

    • Winter Harbor, Maine

      Schoodic Woods Campground

      Overview Schoodic Woods campsites are reservable up to 6 months in advance. Reservations for group campsites can be made starting on March 15th every year. There are no first-come, first-serve site...

    • Franklin, Maine

      Downeast Camping At The Dome

      This rural campsite is situated in one of the most private corners of The Dome sanctuary. The tent site is just a short walk to the shoreline of Great Pond, a beautiful, remote small lake with a do...

      From $50/night

    • Orland, Maine

      Maine Vibes Farm

      This bohemian campsite, situated in one of the most beautiful corners of the Maine Vibes Farm property, is the relaxing vacation you've been looking for! Enjoy peace and quiet beside Branch Lake,...

      From $110/night

    • Isle au Haut, Maine

      Duck Harbor Campground

      Overview Campsite reservations can be made beginning on April 1st each year at 10:00am (EST). The first night to book a campsite is May 15th. Duck Harbor Campground is located on Isle au Haut, a r...

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