Travel

Acadia-Lighthouses

Guiding Lights

Acadia puts an extra rugged spin on the iconic Maine postcard view of the lit tower standing stoically against the shore. Throw your lighthouse expectations out the window: those in and near the park are all a bit quirky in location and/or design.

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Lobster Ice Cream

If you’ve ever cracked into a lobster and thought, “Hmm, this would be better a la mode,” then Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium in downtown Bar Harbor is your place.

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Isle au Haut

The park’s car-free (for visitors, anyway) island outpost in Penobscot Bay is low on traffic and amenities, big on tranquility.

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Thunder Hole

To find Acadia’s purest wilderness, just look up to behold the largest expanse of naturally dark sky east of the Mississippi.

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Acadia Events

Rainy day fun, learning escapes, family activities, and more: a few (okay, more than a few) things to do when you’re not hiking or eating popovers.