1-minute hike: Lower Harbor Trail in Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Moderate. The 1.1-mile Lower Harbor Trail includes narrow bog bridges, small hills, a few steep areas, exposed tree roots and rocky areas. The trail is well marked and signed. From the main parking area, you can create a loop hike that is about 2 miles long by combining bike paths and a nameless 0.4-mile […]

1-minute hike: Sargent Mountain’s East Cliffs Trail in Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous. From the closest parking area, the Bubbles Parking Lot, the hike — out and back — is 3.6 miles. The first part of the hike, between the Bubbles and around the north end of Jordan Pond, is fairly easy. Then the hike becomes increasingly difficult as it climbs the mountain on […]

1-minute hike: Gorge Path up Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Moderate-strenuous. From the Gorge Path trailhead on Park Loop Road, the trail is 1.9 miles to the top of Cadillac Mountain, making for an out and back hike of about 3.8 miles. The trail starts out gradual but becomes very rocky and steep as it climbs the eastern slope of the mountain. How to […]

1-minute hike: Parkman Mountain-Bald Peak, Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Moderate-strenuous. The loop hike is little less than 3 miles and visits two mountain peaks that rise over 900 feet above sea level. The trails that form the route include some short, steep sections that require hand-over-foot climbing. You will need to lift your knees high and hold onto rocks with your hands on […]

1-minute hike: Cadillac Mountain’s South Ridge Trail, Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous due to the length of the trail. South Ridge Trail climbs gradually and steadily up Cadillac Mountain for 3.5 miles, making for an out-and-back hike of 7 miles. You can shorten the hike by catching a ride on a bus or trolley at the summit of Cadillac or descending the mountain […]

Purchase your Acadia National Park pass online for the first time

Purchasing an entrance pass to Acadia National Park has just been made a whole lot easier. The National Park Service has launched a pilot program to sell entrance passes to parks online, starting with Maine’s beloved Acadia, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Acadia visitors can now visit www.yourpassnow.com and purchase annual and seven-day entrance passes prior […]

1-minute hike: Ship Harbor Nature Trail in Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Easy to moderate. The trail forms a 1.3-mile figure eight. The first loop is surfaced with gravel and designed to be wheelchair accessible; while the second loop is not surfaced with gravel, not wheelchair accessible and includes bog bridges, rocky sections and some exposed tree roots that can easily trip people not paying attention […]