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Title: A Complete Guide to Solo Travelling in Acadia

A Complete Guide to Solo Travelling in Acadia
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  • Is visiting the coast of Maine in your bucket
    list? Is solo traveling to Acadia on your list?
    Want to get mesmerized with iconic lighthouses on
    the rock-strewn shore and envisioned hiking in
    the mountains or spending time at the beach? A
    visit to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor can
    be the answer to your questions. Acadia National
    Park is all about great outdoor attraction. The
    park has everything right from an ocean
    coastline, rocky beaches, woodlands, ponds,
    mountains, lakes, granite peaks scoured by
    glaciers, and lots more. So before talking about
    the scenic locations, things to do, accommodation
    options, places to eat, etc. lets take a look at
    the brief history of this park. 

  • Situated in the State of Maine and Southwest of
    Bar Harbour on a 47,000 acre Atlantic Coast, the
    beautiful American Acadia Park preserves almost
    half of Mount Desert Island and some parts of the
    Schoodic Peninsula. This American national park
    was renamed in 1919 by the Congress as Lafayette
    National Park and was proclaimed as one of the
    first national parks in the United States. It was
    only in 1929 that it was renamed as Acadia
    National Park.
  • This national park is home to rare species like
    black bugs, white-tailed deer, and moose. An
    animal enthusiast will be glee with joy to spot
    these mammals. Besides this, it is home to more
    than 300 species of birds. 
  • This recreational area is terrific for all kinds
    and types of travelers. It doesnt matter whether
    you want to relax and enjoy the scenic beauty or
    want to experience fun, adventurous outdoor
    activities, a visit to Acadia National Park can
    fulfill your needs. If you are planning to travel
    alone, then you should know that it is considered
    as one of the best national parks for solo travel.

  • Lets take a look at what Acadia National Park
    has in store for travelers. 
  • Day 1 
  • Arrive on Mount Desert Island. If you are
    confused about how to reach the Bar Harbor, then
    check out the following options. 
  • By Car It is advisable to start early in the
    morning to utilize the second half of the day.
    Bar Harbor is around 5 hours drive from Boston
    and approximately 3.5 hours from Portland, Maine.
    Driving to Bar Harbor is one of the easiest ways
    to arrive on Mount Desert Island. Once you reach
    the destination, theres no need for the car to
    explore the central area of Bar Harbor walking.
    There are free shuttles that circle round Acadia
    for an easy commute. 

  • By Air Bar Harbor is only 12.6 miles roughly 20
    minutes away from Hancock County Bar Airport. You
    can take a flight to this airport from Boston,
    New York, Washington, Philadelphia, and
    Pittsburg. Remember that the flights are only
    operational in summers. Besides this, you can
    even take a flight to Bangor airport and take
    rent a self-drive car or take a bus service to
    Bar Harbor. 

Now for the rest of the day, you can explore
downtown bar harbor. Spend the evening glancing
through shops, enjoy a casual nightlife, grab a
bite, or visit the Abbe and Dorr museum with a
vast collection of wildlife displays.
Some of the Recommendations to explore Bar Harbor
  • If you are an avid book enthusiast, you can visit
    Maines oldest book store Shermans where you
    can find some of the most popular or bestselling
    books. Grab souvenirs for your loved ones from
    Cool As a Moose, relish on a coffee from
    Choco-latte, Coffee Matter, A Slice of Eden, or
    Coffee Hound. You can enjoy mouthwatering
    delicacies for dinner at Side Street Café,
    Stewmans Lobster Pound, West Street Café,
    Galyans, etc. If you are a sweet tooth, you can
    enjoy some delicious handmade ice cream at Ben
    Bills Chocolate Emporium. Learys Landing Irish
    Pub and Paddys Irish Pub Restaurant are two
    places where you can enjoy your favorite drinks
    and shake your leg to groovy tunes.

  • Day 2
  • Start your day as early as possible, as theres a
    lot to explore on this day. Ensure that you dont
    forget your camera before you leave your
    accommodation, as you will be driving through the
    scenic route of Acadia National Park. This
    national parks entrance is very near to the bar
    harbor, but youll be taking a 27-mile drive on
    the Park Loop Road that covers the significant
    portion of Mount Desert Island. Note Before you
    enter the park, youll have to buy an entrance
    ticket, which will cost you around 25, valid for
    7 days. While solo traveling to Acadia, you can
    also take the Island Explorer Shuttle or take a
    group tour operated by travel companies,
    especially if you are not fond of driving. There
    are numerous scenic spots where you can find a
    view like this

Some of the Recommendations to explore Bar Harbor
Cadillac Mountain
  • The Park Long Road will lead you to Cadillac
    Mountain, the most visited attraction of this
    beautiful national park. The highest point i.e.,
    standing at 466 meters or 1530 feet in North
    Atlantic Seaboard, Cadillac Mountain, is the
    first place to receive the sunlight in the United
    States. The mesmerizing view of the sunrise
    shouldnt be missed at any cost.  
  • Have a plan for Hiking Acadia National Park, what
    better than hiking the Caddilac Mountains. The
    summit road is 5 miles long 1.5 miles from
    parking to summit entrance and 3.5 miles to the
    top. The total trek will be 10 miles and can take
    a minimum of 5 hours to complete it. 

Cadillac Mountain
Wild Gardens of Acadia 
  • Witness the nine organized display areas that are
    home to around 300 native plant species in a
    rustic setting on the Jesup Path. Youll be blown
    away by the magnificent looks of the birch and
    hammock trees. 

Jordon Pond 
  • Enjoy canoeing and kayaking at the calm and
    serene pond while enjoying the picturesque view
    of the lush green surroundings. Your visit to
    Jordon Pond will be incomplete if you dont stop
    at Jordon Pond House for the iconic popovers. 

Thunder Hole 
  • Your trip to Acadia National Park is incomplete
    without visiting Thunder Hole. If you are lucky
    enough, you can witness the high 40-foot wave
    crashing the naturally formed inlet. The deep
    booming sound of the waves will send a shiver to
    your spine. 

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse 
  • This iconic lighthouse is located on the
    southwest portion of this island near Blue Hill
    Bay and Bass Harbor. This lighthouse was built in
    1858, and it stands on top of the granite scoured

Sand Beach 
  • This natural beach is in between two rocky
    granite structure that took several hundreds of
    years to develop. The scenic ocean path allows
    you to enjoy the beautiful view, and its the
    place where the Great Head hiking trail starts.
    Refresh yourself by taking a plunge in the
    Atlantic ocean after the long hectic day.

Day 3 - The Beehive Loop Trail 
  • People come for Hiking Acadia National Park, so
    get ready to start your day early and start with
    the Beehive Loop Trail. You can complete the
    total hike within a couple of hours, and indeed
    it will be one of the most enjoyable hikes of
    your life. The adventurous trail leads straight
    up the cliff, but its not just like any hike.
    You will have to take routes with handles and
    railings embedded on the rocks on your way up.
    The road is thrilling, dont worry, it is not
    that difficult and tiring. 

Whale Watch and Nature Cruize 
  • After completion of the Beehive Loop Trail hike,
    head back to Bar Harbor. You can opt for
    a whale-watching cruize to avail of an enjoyable
    experience of whale watching. You can even spot
    seals, seabirds, puffins, and other aquatic
    species. Besides this, you can also opt for a
    lighthouse cruise tour as you can enjoy the
    breathtaking views of the ancient and iconic
    lighthouses located in Bear Island, Burnt Coat
    Harbor, Egg Rock, Baker Island, and lots more. 

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On completion of the cruise, its time to
rejuvenate, or you can even take a sunset
hike.  If you have any doubts about how to tour
Acadia National Park, you can contact us for
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