Journey along rocky coastlines, ascend mountain trails, and delight in quaint seaside towns on an Acadia National Park hiking tour where you’ll discover the towering summit of Cadillac Mountain and the charming town of Bar Harbor. Follow century-old carriage roads built by John D. Rockefeller Jr. to the tidal pools and mountaintop tarns of Acadia National Park. The bustling docks of coastal towns exude New England charm, while delectable east coast cuisine abounds – fresh chowders, lobster, and blueberry pie. At the end of the day, relax in comfort at a historic inn or plush oceanfront resort. This Maine walking tour offers you a chance to discover the heart of Maine’s natural beauty, along with the traditional New England way of life.
Established in 1883, this historic inn overlooks the placid waters of Northeast Harbor and is adjacent to Acadia National Park. It has 48 rooms—31 in the four-story Main Inn and 17 in four smaller buildings known collectively as the “Asticou Cottages.” The inn features modern amenities, including a heated swimming pool and a clay tennis court. The inn is also home to Peabodys, an elegant harborside restaurant serving local and regional favorites such as lobster bisque, New England clam chowder, and Napoleons made with fresh Maine blueberries. The beautifully landscaped Azalea Garden and Thuya Garden are within easy walking distance. Both are wonderful destinations.
Bar Harbor Inn
Built in 1887, the inn is close to all of Bar Harbors attractions. Take in views of Frenchman Bay through the dining rooms picture window. The inns luxury spa opened in spring 2006.
|Exceptional boutique accommodations|
|12 on-tour meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners|
|Local guides with you throughout tour|
|Entrance fees and special events as noted in the itinerary|
|Emergency travel assistance hotline available 24/7|
Experience your destination like an insider with people who call it home.
Over two decades ago, Mary Simons faced a difficult choice-should she move to Vermont or Maine? She ultimately chose Vermont, thanks to an offer of a teaching job, and she finds great peace living in her woodsy cabin with views of the stunning Green Mountains. However, she still spends as much time as she can visiting the beautiful, rugged coastline of Maine. When not guiding, she is the director of a traveling immersion journalism program for high school and college students. Mary is a skilled conversationalist that is certain to make guests feel cared for while time in one of her favorite areas of New England-Acadia National Park.
Carolyn Beecher first started hiking in Acadia when she was 6 years old with the Appalachian Mountain Club, her family staying at the Echo Lake Camp on the west side of Mount Desert Island. The aroma of balsam fir, the taste of blueberries, and the expansive views of the ocean and islands from the granite summits of Acadia touch deep places within her. Eventually settling in Montana in 1980, she began as a guide in 1991 in Glacier National Park. Her excitement about sharing our national parks’ remarkable ecology, history, beauty, and peace with you cannot be missed. Carolyn will encourage you to relax your mind, open your senses, and have fun in the present moment.
Randy Judkins’ childhood passion for the outdoors allowed him to lead hiking and canoeing trips around his native state of Maine by the age of 20. He is an avid hiker and kayaker and has shared his enthusiasm over the years on walking, cycling, and gourmet food tours and at summer camps. Most importantly, as a professional vaudeville performer, he will keep you entertained on and off the trail.
Roaming the hills and mountains has been a lifelong passion for Ron Lucier, who spends his winters as a ski instructor while guiding during the summer months. Ron enjoys hiking and skiing the world’s mountains and sharing his love for alpine plants, geology, and bird watching.
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