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Acadia has the distinction of being the first National Park established east of the Mississippi. This incredibly beautiful region in "Down East Maine" is located on the rocky shore of Mount Desert Island. It covers over 47,000 acres of coastline, mountains, woodlands, lakes and streams. The scenery is breathtaking with cobblestone beaches and granite cliffs that rise from the sea, dense green forests and picturesque fishing villages. Acadia is full of activities spring through fall, including 150 miles of hiking trails, biking, canoeing, sailing, rock climbing, fishing, whale watching and camping. It's also popular with photographers and artists who like to capture its stunning natural beauty on film or canvas. Park rangers at Acadia give guided walks, talks, and cruises and slide programs on various topics from late May to October. The town of Bar Harbor is the most well known community on Mount Desert Island and has a delightful shopping district, restaurants, outdoor festivals and entertainment. If you tire of exploring the coastline, visit nearby Ellsworth, which is the hub of most of the cultural activities in the area. Spend a day visiting the art galleries and museums, followed by a relaxing, delicious dinner of fresh crabs and lobster. The choices are endless in Acadia. It's no wonder visitors come from all over the world to enjoy its' unique coastal beauty and charm.

Surrounding areas: Mount Desert Island, Maine (2.6 mi), Somesville, Maine (2.7 mi), Northeast Harbor, Maine (2.8 mi), Southwest Harbor, Maine (4.0 mi), Bar Harbor, Maine (5.5 mi), Seawall, Maine (5.7 mi), Tremont, Maine (6.3 mi)

Acadia Vacation Rentals

Acadia Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Bar Harbor Quality Inn40 Kebo StBar Harbor, ME5.0 mi.(207) 288-5403
Wonder View Inn50 Eden StBar Habor, ME5.4 mi.(207) 288-3358
Atlantic Oakes119 Eden StBar Harbor, ME5.5 mi.(207) 288-5801
Fairfield Inn125 Eden StBar Harbor, ME5.5 mi.(207) 288-8983
Fairfield Inn325 Eden StBar Harbor, ME5.5 mi.(207) 288-8883
Holiday Inn Sun Spree Resort-bar Harbor123 Eden StBar Harbor, ME5.5 mi.(207) 288-9723
Best Western InnRR 2 Box 1127Bar Harbor, ME5.8 mi.(207) 288-5823
Snell House21 Atlantic AveBar Harbor, ME5.9 mi.(207) 288-8004
Colonial Travelodge321 High StEllsworth, ME14.8 mi.(207) 667-5548
Holiday Inn-ellsworth-acadia NTL Park215 High StEllsworth, ME15.1 mi.(207) 667-9341
Comfort Inn130 High StEllsworth, ME15.2 mi.(207) 667-1345
Best Western Jed Prouty Inn64 MainBucksport, ME28.8 mi.(207) 464-3113

Acadia Weather & Climate

Southeast Maine , along the Atlantic Seacoast, has a distinct four-season climate. This area, often referred to as "Downeast Maine," includes the Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island. Visitors are advised to come prepared for a variety of weather conditions in this part of Maine because the climate is highly changeable. Temperatures in summer can range as much as 45 degrees F to 85 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures vary from 30 degrees F to 70 degrees F. You may also encounter fog or rain at any time. The Maine coastal climate is ranked second to only the Pacific Northwest in annual precipitation. This moisture occurs in every form at Acadia National Park. Ice storms are regular in winter and early spring. Average annual rainfall is 48 inches and average annual snowfall is 61 inches.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 10°F 5.94 in. -
February 34°F 13°F 4.52 in. 36°F
March 41°F 22°F 5.46 in. 38°F
April 52°F 32°F 4.93 in. 43°F
May 65°F 42°F 4.53 in. 49°F
June 74°F 51°F 4.10 in. 54°F
July 79°F 57°F 3.38 in. 58°F
August 78°F 56°F 2.93 in. 62°F
September 69°F 48°F 4.42 in. 58°F
October 57°F 38°F 4.86 in. 54°F
November 47°F 28°F 6.42 in. 52°F
December 36°F 16°F 5.81 in. 44°F

Acadia Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Hancock County Bar Harbor airport (BHB) located about 8 miles northwest of Acadia in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Bangor International airport (BGR) located approximately 41 miles northwest of Acadia in Bangor, Maine, the Knox County Regional airport (RKD) located roughly 44 miles west of Acadia in Rockland, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located around 69 miles west of Acadia in Waterville, Maine, and finally the Augusta State airport (AUG) located about 74 miles west of Acadia in Augusta, Maine.

Acadia Attractions

Water Parks
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME8.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Northeast Harbor Golf ClubNortheast HarborME2.8 mi.
Causeway ClubSouthwest HarborME4.0 mi.
Kebo Valley ClubBar HarborME5.5 mi.
Grindstone Neck Golf CourseWinter HarborME10.5 mi.
Bar Harbor Golf CourseEllsworthME11.1 mi.
White Birches Country ClubEllsworthME18.6 mi.
Island Country ClubSunsetME22.1 mi.
Castine Golf ClubCastineME25.4 mi.
Bucksport Golf ClubBucksportME28.2 mi.
Lucerne Hills Golf ClubEast HoldenME29.6 mi.
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME39.1 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME100.3 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME101.0 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME112.3 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME119.0 mi.
State Parks
Lamoine State ParkME7.9 mi. 
Fort Point State ParkME26.8 mi. 
Moose Point State ParkME32.5 mi. 
Camden Hills State ParkME36.5 mi. 
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME43.4 mi.(Art)

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