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Walking Vacation Coastal Maine: Walking Acadia ​

Activity Level: Easy / Moderate  |  Daily Mileage: 2 – 6 mi  |  Daily Walking: 2 – 4 hr
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Despite being one of America’s smallest National Parks, Acadia is one of the most visited...

And after discovering this magical area in Maine, where soaring granite mountains meet the pounding waves of the North Atlantic and tranquil lakes punctuate dense forests, you’ll understand why. Enjoy invigorating walks along the Park’s famed carriage roads and scenic trails … meet local residents and learn about famously laid-back life “Downeast” … and discover the many charms of Bar Harbor, the resort town beloved by Astors and Rockefellers. Join VBT in Acadia to experience the fresh salt air and spellbinding scenery of coastal Maine. 

What's Included

  • 5 nights in oceanfront inns
  • 13 meals – 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • FREE use of our custom VBT walking poles
  • Service of two VBT Trip Leaders
  • On-tour vehicle support
  • Daily route directions and maps
  • Welcome reception
  • Sightseeing and cultural activities
  • Transfers
  • Mail Boat to Little Cranberry Island and visit to the Isleford Historical Museum
  • Admission to Acadia National Park
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit to use on your next VBT vacation
  • Special Good Buy Discount

Cultural Highlights

  • Stroll along many of Acadia National Park's scenic trails and celebrated stone carriage roads
  • Stay in historic, waterfront inns offering spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and Northeast Harbor
  • Feast on freshly-caught Maine lobster 
  • Learn about local life from a lobsterwoman on Little Cranberry Island
  • Enjoy an alfresco lunch (weather permitting) at historic Jordan Pond House
  • Greet the day with a sunrise stroll along Bar Harbor's picturesque Shore Path
  • Marvel at the majestic Otter Cliffs, towering granite bluffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
  • Spend time at leisure exploring the shops, restaurants and galleries of Northeast Harbor and Bar Harbor
  • Ascend to the summit of Cadillac Mountain—the tallest peak on the Eastern Seaboard 

What To Expect

This tour features fairly easy terrain, with some gradual climbs. We walk on a variety of surfaces, including dirt trails and paved roads. On rainy days the footpaths can be wet and muddy. Our VBT on-tour support vehicle is available at specific meeting points for those who need assistance. Both morning and afternoon options are available on most days. This tour is ideal for both enthusiastic beginners and experienced walkers.  Several of the walks require a transfer from our hotel to the start of the walk. Our tour leaders often use this time in the van for our morning route review, so we can enjoy a more leisurely morning at breakfast.
  • Activity Level: Easy/Moderate
  • Average Daily Mileage: 2 – 6 miles
  • Average Daily Walking Time: 2 – 4 hours
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