Acadia National Park is one of the smallest, yet most popular US National Parks. It is known for its pink granite outcrops, forests of spruce and pitch pine, and for the highest mountain on the US Atlantic coast (Cadillac mountain). Many people come here to hike its many trails.
One of Acadia’s draws is that it is very family friendly, primarily due to its location. Sure you can hike and relax in the park – but right there, right next to the entrance to the park, is the pretty little town of Bar Harbor. It saved my trip with Benjamin, who, as I’ve mentioned previously, is bored to crap by nature. We played tennis (in the town’s municipal tennis courts), watched sports on big screen-tvs (in its many family restaurants), and played mini-golf (they had amazing mini-golf courses all over the Bar Harbour area). Acadia is what I consider “Park-lite” and is the perfect spot for a family-type vacation involving a mix of nature and entertainment activities.
Below: View from Cadillac Mountain, the highest mountain on the US East coast.
Below: crazy sunset in nearby Bar Habor.
Have you been to Acadia National Park? What did you think of it?