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 Bass Harbor and...

Cadillac Mountain

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

Hulls Cove Visitor Center

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This is a great spot to get your bearings. A large 3-D relief map of Mount Desert Island gives you the lay of the land, and a free 15-minute...

Park Loop Road

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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...

Bar Harbor Whale Museum

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Learn about the history of whaling, the anatomy of whales, and how biologists are working to gain more information about these massive...


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