Monument Cove

Monument Cove

It took centuries of storm waves to hew Monument Cove’s namesake pillar from the rugged granite cliffs. Still, the improbable-looking monument is “quite ephemeral.”

Islesford Dock

The Islesford Dock

Suspended on pilings over the waters of Hadlock Cove, the seasonal Islesford Dock Restaurant counts MDI summer resident Martha Stewart among its fans.


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.


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.


Thunder Hole

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


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.