Acadia National Park is an Atlantic coast recreation area located on Maine’s Mount Desert Island. With rocky beaches and ice-capped mountain peaks, this park is filled with a variety of different adventures for everyone.
There are plenty of fun things to do in and around Acadia. Hike up Cadillac Mountain -- the tallest mountain on the North Atlantic seaboard – one day, and enjoy a day out on the beach at Schoodic Point the next. If you’re not feeling like doing a lot of walking, take a drive down Park Loop Road for the best (and quickest) tour of the park. If you want to get a little exercise, go for a run or bike along Carriage Roads or brave for a challenge and hike Precipice Trail. To explore the park itself, check out beautiful sights like Thunder Hole, a semi-submerged cave that booms an hour before high tide, or Otter Cliff, a 110-foot granite precipice with a beautiful view of the ocean and the east coast. Looking to relax all day? Take a break in the sun at Sand Beach. When you start to miss the city life, venture into the town of Bar Harbor for a quick bite to eat or shop.
While the park is filled with a variety of fun things to do, there are plenty of cool places nearby that make for a great day trip. Bar Harbor is a popular place to visit if you’re looking for a quick, small town getaway. Also nearby is the city of Trenton, a great place to bring the kids to check out fun places like the Acadia Zoo or Kisma Preserve. In the town of Tremont, you can enjoy a little taste of history on “the backside” of Mount Desert Island. Want to spend some quiet time on the beach? Head over to Cranberry Isles and relax while enjoying views of ferries coming and leaving the shore. For camping around the area, you may want to check out Hadley’s Point Campground, Bar Harbor Campground or Mount Desert Campground – all located near the park and make for great places to stop and immerse yourself in nature.
Whether you’ll be staying in the park during your entire vacation or are planning a day trip out of the area, we make it easy for you to find the perfect place to stay. If you plan on keeping your vacation inside the park, check out some of the campgrounds available inside the park so you can limit your travel to and from the park daily. If you’re looking to explore the Mount Desert Island area, we recommend choosing one of the rental cabins we have available at campgrounds like Hadley’s Point or Bar Harbor. Planning a day trip away from town? We have rentals available near the northern coast of the island in close proximity to the interstate that will take you back into the mainland. For day trips to places like Tremont or Cranberry Isles, we recommend choosing a rental available in the south side of the island. No matter where you decide to stay, you can compare rentals by price, ratings, reviews and more on Tripping. Book your Acadia rental today!
The Mount Desert community does run public transit through the park, but it is very difficult to get around. It is recommended that when you get into the park you walk or use a bike, which will allow you to better navigate through the area.
Looking for the perfect vacation rental for your Acadia National Park getaway? Tripping.com’s got you covered. Whether you’re seeking a vacation home, cabin rental or cottage, Acadia National Park offers 35 affordable vacation home rentals to choose from, with far more amenities, space and comforts than the average hotel room. Select from 30 properties with high-speed WiFi Internet, 3 full with jacuzzi and pool, and homes complete with outdoor patio, great for entertaining with guests. Whatever your needs, find the perfect home rental that best matches your accommodation style and budget.
For travelers planning for an extended stay, long-term lodging and corporate rentals only cost an average of $43526 a month. Save hundreds with affordable vacation rentals on Tripping.com and, in many cases, book directly online so you’re all set to go. Acadia National Park has 35 gorgeous homes with 6 pet-friendly rentals to choose from, perfect for your dog or cat. Check out our vacation rental listings now to get the latest deals, and book the right vacation home rental for you and the whole family. Feel at home wherever you are and experience an unforgettable vacation with Tripping.com.Search properties from 5 vacation rental sites in Acadia National Park where the top providers in that area are TripAdvisor, HomeAway, and Booking.com. There are 18 TripAdvisor rentals, 14 HomeAway short term rentals and 1 Booking.com vacation rentals.