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.
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.
Four spots — with boatloads of ambiance — to dig into our famous crustacean (just remember, the bibs are for tourists).
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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One author’s obsession with Acadia’s unnoticed memorials and secret trails.
To find Acadia’s purest wilderness, just look up to behold the largest expanse of naturally dark sky east of the Mississippi.
Mount Desert Island hosts a dozen-plus campgrounds and more than 1,200 sites. We visited nearly all of them last summer (really) and decided on the best ones.
From the article “Acadia National Park: Mountain Playground by the Sea” by Herbert J. Seligmann in our August 1959 issue.
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.
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One writer’s earliest childhood memory: fleeing the blaze that forever changed Bar Harbor.