Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island Sights

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Abbe Museum

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This small museum dedicated to Maine's indigenous tribes—collectively known as the Wabanaki—is the state's only Smithsonian-affiliated...

Bass Harbor Head Light

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Built in 1858, this lighthouse is one of the most photographed lights in Maine. Now automated, it marks the entrance to Blue Hill Bay.

Cadillac Mountain

  • Mountain–Sight

At 1,530 feet, this is one of the first places in the United States to see the sun's rays at break of day. It is the highest mountain...

Hulls Cove Visitor Center

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This is a great spot to get your bearings. A large relief map of Mount Desert Island gives you the lay of the land, and you can watch...

Park Loop Road

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

This 27-mile road provides a perfect introduction to the park. You can drive it in an hour, but allow at least half a day so that you...