Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island

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  • 1. Bass Harbor Head Light

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    Built in 1858, this lighthouse is one of the most photographed lights in Maine. Now automated, it marks the entrance to Bass Harbor and Blue...Read More

  • 2. 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 daybreak. It is the highest mountain on the eastern...Read More

  • 3. 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 can explore...Read More

  • 4. Abbe Museum

    Museum/Gallery

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

  • 5. Hulls Cove Visitor Center

    Information Center

    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...Read More

  • 6. Bar Harbor Whale Museum

    Museum/Gallery

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

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