Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Maine Camping
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, scenic route.
Alternate: Maine Turnpike to Augusta, Augusta to Bar Harbor
Flying in to Rent a car in Boston
Acadia Nation Park Area offers many campgrounds.
Hadley's Point Campgrounds is one of many that offer tent and RV sites. Hadley's Point Campgrounds is located on the shore road Route 3, four miles from the park entrance, and eight miles from the village of Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor Campground is on the same road a few miles closer to the village. These parks are located on the shuttle line for trips to Acadia NP and much of Mount Desert Island. Cadillac Mountain has a paved road to the top and offers many hiking and biking trails.
Sunrise bike ride along the shore in at Hulls cove Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Maine
Sightseeing along the coast road Route 102 offers Bass Harbor Light.
Go to the left of the lighthouse as you face the water and find the steps down to the ocean.
dinner with blueberry beer is a highlight of Bar Harbor dinning.
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 and Mount Desert Island. The views from the highest coastal Coast for viewing.
Trails on the mountain lead in many directions and connect to a network of 120 miles of trails to the coast and to several other peaks within the park.
Free Shuttle buses make daily runs throughout the park in season.
Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, and Acadia National Park Camping will offer hiking, biking, kayaking, and sightseeing on the Maine Coast. Find fifty seven miles of bike trails and 120 miles of hiking trails in Acadia National Park.
Shopping, Dining, boat rental, fishing and whale watch are offered in Bar Harbor's village. Ben and Bills Chocolate Emporium (Ice cream) offers lobster ice cream along many other flavors.
Blueberry beer is popular in Bar Harbor.
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.
The coastal roads Route 3 and Route 102 offer campgrounds, cold water beaches, and sightseeing.
Sightseeing along the coast road Route 102 on Mount Desert Island offers scenic views.
Mount Desert Campground is located in Somes Sound off of Route 3 on Sound Drive. The tent and small RV (20 foot max) campground caters to the kayaker with proximity to the relatively sheltered waters of Somes Sound, a huge salt water inlet. mountdesertcampground.com
Other campgrounds List www.acadiamagic.com
Mount Desert Island Camping
Sunset Cadillac Mountain
Sunrise Hulls Cove Route 3, Bar harbor
Bar Harbor Village
Shuttle Bus Service: From June 23 to October 11, The Island Explorer, a free shuttle bus service operates over the roads and offers stops at campsites hotel and sightseeing places.
Best Time To Go: To see the lupines in flower and many other flowering trees and the Blue Poppy, the best time to visit is mid June.
Otherwise mid June to mid October will find most attractions open including the shuttle bus.
Once you are settled in a campground, the shuttle bus is a good option for reaching the hiking trails that go in all directions and connect to several of the peaks on Mount Desert Island.
Acadia National Park shuttle bus service provides bike racks.