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Bar Harbor Hiking and Biking Maine Coast
Vacation Sightseeing
How to reach Bar Harbor on the Maine Coast:  Go North from Boston on the high speed highways the Maine Turnpike.  Boston to Portland Maine is 110 miles north.  From Portland follow Route One to Bucksport and then continue north on route One.  280 miles from Boston,   6 hours
Alternate:  Maine Turnpike to Augusta, Augusta to Bar Harbor
Cadillac Mountain offers a paved road to the top and many hiking trails that go in all directions and connect to other peaks.  
The mountain offers views of the Maine Coast.  It is the highest coastal mountain north of Georgia and the most easterly mountain on the East Coast.  
The morning sun touches the top of Cadillac Mountain as its first US landfall.
Biking, and hiking are so popular along the coastal preserve of Acadia National Park that the shuttle bus service provides bike racks.  
Sunset hike on Cadillac Mountain in   Mount Desert Island, Maine
Hiking Cadillac Mountain near Bar Harbor, Maine
Sunset Cadillac Mountain, Mount Desert Island, near Bar Harbor Maine
A sightseeing hike  in Acadia National Park offers 57 miles of carriage roads near Bar Harbor Maine
Bike to the top of Cadillac Mountain near Bar Harbor Maine
A drive, hike, or bike ride up the Cadillac Mountain road to the peak at dawn or sunset is one of the highlights of a sightseeing trip to  Bar Harbor Maine.

The views from  the mountain opens up a vast expanse of the Maine Coast.
Trails on the mountain lead in many directions.
Bar Harbor Hiking and Biking On A Maine Coast Vacation will offer 57 miles of biking and walking trails in Acadia National Park,  hikes or bike rides to the top of Cadillac Mountain, and sightseeing along the coast,
Fifty Seven miles of carriage roads built between 1913 and 1940 by John D. Rockefeller II within Acadia National Park are open to biking, walking, horses and horse drawn carriages.   Hiking trails offer 120 miles of trail for every level of activity including hikes to three peaks.
Free Shuttle Bus Service:  From June 23 to October 11, The Island Explorer,  a free shuttle bus service connects many places on Mount Desert Island including regular service to the airport and many campgrounds and hotels  See schedule:   
www.exploreacadia.com/routefinder.htm
Best Time To Go:  To see the lupines in flower and many other flowering trees and the Blue Poppy, the middle of June just before high season.
How to Reach the Maine Coast  From Boston Go north on Route I-95 to Portsmouth New Hampshire.  and then Maine.  The first coastal town will be Kittery
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