Fun Things to Do When Camping in Acadia National Park, Maine

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It is estimated that around 2 million people visit Acadia National Park each and every year, not only because it’s a beautiful area, but because the park also has plenty of things to do there that will keep your family busy.

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse Bar Harbor

Even if you love the outdoors and would rather enjoy a quiet and remote destination, you don’t have to let those numbers scare you away. The park is plenty big that you’re sure to have a secluded area all to yourself if you know where to look.    

Picnicking, camping, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, whale-watching, mountain climbing, horseback riding, and carriage rides, are all just a few of the many activities that you can do while you’re there. Here’s more on fun things to do when camping in or around Acadia National Park. 

Typical Acadia Weather

Acadia’s typical weather throughout the year can be summed up in just one word. Unpredictable. While you may experience a warm summer’s day all throughout the morning and during the mid-day hours, it’s not uncommon for rain or fog to show up out of nowhere. 

The ocean helps to keep the temperatures in the area milder to moderate, even when the inland of Maine is experiencing hotter and humid weather. For those of you that plan on camping in this region, you’ll want to pack plenty of clothing for both warm and cooler conditions.     

One of the best times to visit Acadia National Park is during the fall when the autumn foliage starts to turn, but also keep in mind that there is still a slight chance for a dissipating hurricane that can make landfall during that time frame, all the way up until November. 

Acadia National Park Coastline

Popular Campgrounds in and Near Acadia National Park

  1. Blackwoods Campground (Acadia National Park) 
  2. Seawall Campground (Acadia National Park) 
  3. Schoodic Woods Campground (Acadia National Park) 
  4. Mount Desert Campground (Mount Desert) 
  5. Bar Harbor Campground (Bar Harbor)  
  6. Lamoine State Park (Lamoine) 
  7. Duck Harbor Campground (Acadia National Park) 
  8. Four Acre Woods Campground (Deer Isle) 
  9. Birch Gate Campsite (Ellsworth) 
  10. West Bay Acadia RV Campground (Gouldsboro)
  11. KOA Bar Harbor/Oceanside Campground (Bar Harbor)

Sunset over Bar Harbor KOA Campground

Popular Restaurants in and Near Acadia National Park

  1. Cafe This Way (Bar Harbor) 
  2. The Stadium (Bar Harbor)  
  3. Havana (Bar Harbor) 
  4. Rosalie’s Pizza (Bar Harbor)  
  5. Geddy’s (Bar Harbor) 
  6. Thrive Juice Bar and Kitchen (Bar Harbor)  
  7. Jordan’s Restaurant (Bar Harbor) 
  8. Jordan Pond Ice Cream and Fudge 
  9. Common Good Kitchen Cafe (Southwest Harbor)  
  10. Rose Eden Lobster (Bar Harbor) 
  11. The Travelin’ Lobster (Bar Harbor)

The Travelin Lobster Roll Bar Harbor Maine

Popular Attractions in and Near Acadia National Park 

  1. Cadillac Mountain (Bar Harbor) 
  2. Dorr Mountain Ladder Trail (Bar Harbor)  
  3. Jordan Pond (Acadia National Park)  
  4. Frenchman Bay (Bay Harbor)  
  5. Bass Harbor Head Light (Tremont) 
  6. Sand Beach (Acadia National Park)  
  7. Otter Cliff (Acadia National Park)  
  8. Schoodic Point (Acadia National Park)  
  9. Beth’s Farm Market (Warren)  
  10. Coastal Children’s Museum (Rockland)  

Sunrise Cadillac Mountain Acadia

Acadia National Park is the oldest National Park east of the Mississippi and also happens to be one of the most beautiful places in the United States to visit as well. If you’ve already camped in or around Acadia before, where did you go and enjoy the most about your experience? Please feel free to leave a comment down below.    

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