Acadia National Park & Southwest Harbor, Maine

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Acadia National Park and the outlying coastal villages are charming and beautiful. There is so much to do and see in this area of Maine including hiking, biking, whale-watching, lobster boat tours, sailing, shopping, kayaking, and more.  The people of Maine are warm and friendly and the seafood and especially the lobsters are out-of-this-world.  This part of Maine is a place to add to your bucket list!


Want a long weekend away near a National Park in the beautiful state of Maine?  Acadia National Park is a great option.  Acadia National Park is a 47,000-acre recreation area that is primarily on Maine’s Mount Desert Island.  Its landscape is marked by woodlands, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks like Cadillac Mountain, which is the highest point on the United States’ East Coast.  Bar Harbor is the most well-known bayside town with numerous restaurants and shops in the area.

On this R-tinerary trip, enjoy many fabulous restaurants and ‘lobster pounds’.  Feast on some of the many incredible tastes of the region, like fresh seafood straight from the boats off the docks.  Take in the incredible views from high atop one of the many mountain-tops like Cadillac or Sargent Mountain.  Enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing, whale-watching, the sites in Acadia, shopping in Bar Harbor, or just relaxing on the waterfront.

Visit the charming and quaint town of Southwest Harbor, Maine.  It is located just west of the southern entrance to Somes Sound on Mount Desert Island.  Southwest Harbor has some great shops, galleries, and eateries that are definitely worth checking out.  Many people choose to stay here during their visit to Acadia National Park, as it is more relaxed and has many options for accommodations.

Acadia is just a short, easy drive from Bangor International Airport.  There are many lovely coastal towns in the area each with their own character and charm.  In the summer season, the park offers shuttle services throughout the park from Bar Harbor.

If you want a great escape in a lovely setting, this could be the trip for you.  R-tinerary has been to Acadia and to Southwest Harbor, Maine and we would love to share our trip with you.

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1 review for Acadia National Park & Southwest Harbor, Maine

  1. LD

    These plans are worth it for the information on ‘out of the way places’ to eat and stay. Bar Harbor has become a tourist mecca and we were able to escape the crowds while enjoying the area.

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