ATOP THE ATLANTIC’S GRANITE SEA TOWER
The sound of great waves breaking against the eastern wall of the continent is the sound of Acadia. From mountains of granite that jut up like great towers, you can survey the violence of the coastal tide in safety. Surpassing over 48,000 acres of grandeur in total, the park’s greatest land mass, Mount Desert Island, is accessible by road, paving the way to unforgettable views. Sapphire lakes, pink cobble bays, and emerald forest trails all await the eager RV voyager.
The Crystal Depths of Jordan Pond
Peer into the pure waters of Jordan Pond. Floating above its serene surface, you can clearly see up to 46 feet down as you kayak, canoe, or fish (but not swim
in) the park’s deepest lake. Nearest Parking Lot Coordinate: 44° 19′ 20″ N 68° 15′ 08″ W
The Sea Wall at Monument Cove
Stand on the ledge of a stone monolith and behold the blue waves crashing into Acadia’s pink cliffs—just a quarter mile away from Thunder Hole’s sensational, and sensory, splash. Nearest Parking Lot Coordinate: 44° 19′ 01″ N 68° 11′ 29″ W
An Ascent Worthy of the Bold
Scale ladders and skirt mountainsides up the Beech Cliff Trail to experience an unforgettable view overlooking Echo Lake. Be advised: It’s not for the faint of heart—or acrophobic. Nearest Parking Lot Coordinate: 44° 18′ 53″ N 68° 20′ 12″ W
TWO VOYAGERS’ FAVORITE
After sharing 35 years of bliss in an RV together, Bob (holding the camera) and his wife Jean (shown) still consider Acadia their favorite national park.
“We spent a lot of time there. There’s just so much to do. You can go for bike rides. You can go hiking. A lot of times, we’d just pack a picnic lunch and watch the tides go in and out.
Drive the boundary line between the earth and the sea.
To take Maine State Route 3 south onto Mount Desert Island is to see where worlds converge. As you circle onto Park Loop Road, you’ll watch the earth meet the sea. Under the shadow of Cadillac Mountain’s 1,526-foot peak, eastern deciduous and northern boreal forests also join to house a host of wildlife— including black bears and bobcats, mink and moose, falcons and osprey, otters, and seals. The park is equally friendly to domestic animals—with Blackwoods and Seawall campgrounds permitting pets on the island.