Tips for a Quality Visit

Here are a few tips from the locals to help make sure you have a quality visit in Acadia National Park:
  • Did you know that the quietest time on Cadillac Mountain is around 8:00 AM? This is a great time to drink your morning coffee while enjoying the view!
  • Have you ever seen the sunrise from Thunder Hole? It is a quieter option than Cadillac unless you arrive when the thunder is rolling!
  • Have you ever seen the moonrise on Sand Beach and watched the reflection shimmering offshore?
  • Have you ever seen the sunset from a boat cruise or kayak tour? It is amazing to have the ocean blazing with colors, mirroring the skies!
  • Did you know the best time to do a summer hike in Acadia is just after 5:00 PM because many people are headed home for dinner?
  • Did you know the quietest time to picnic on Sand Beach is for breakfast before 9:00 AM or for dinner after 5:00 PM? Be sure to cover your food to avoid losing it to the wiley seagulls!
  • Did you know that you can see offshore sea life by visiting the touch tank at the Dorr Museum at College of the Atlantic or by going on a ranger-led Dive-In Theater program with Diver Ed?
  • Did you know that you can visit offshore islands to see parts of Acadia National Park? Make a reservation with a boat company to see Islesford, Isle au Haut, and Baker Island.
  • Did you that you can help us protect our drinking water by only swimming in Echo Lake, but NOT in Eagle Lake or Jordan Pond?
Bringing the family pet along on your trip? Click here for some tips to help you and your four-legged family members have a great visit to Acadia!