The village of Stonington on Deer Isle.

Deer Isle and Isle au Haut Travel Planning

Isle au Haut is a remote section of Acadia National Park that’s raw and rugged, beautiful, even breathtaking in parts, a place where it’s easy to feel far removed from civilization. Nearby is Deer Isle, a colony of artists and artisans inspired by these landscapes.

The rocky coast of the Schoodic Peninsula.

Planning Your Time on the Schoodic Peninsula

World-class scenery and the relative lack of congestion, even at the height of summer, make the Schoodic Peninsula a special Acadia destination. Here’s a look at getting around, the biggest attractions, and the small towns dotting the peninsula.

View towards Bar Harbor from Cadillac Mountain.

10 Best Outdoor Activities in Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park sprawls everywhere on Mount Desert Island. From ranger programs and hikes to natural wonders and the perfect place to stop for a re–energizing snack, here are the 10 best activities to get you outdoors in Acadia National Park.

Robinson Point Light. Photo © Hilary and Tom Nangle.

Acadia’s Regional Lighthouses

The best known of the Acadia region’s coastal beacons is Bass Harbor Head Light, accessible to the public during daylight hours. Here are the other still-operating lighthouses in the Acadia region. All are automated; most are accessible only by boat. Sadly, none of the light towers are accessible to the public, but most of the grounds and some nearby buildings are.

Climbers prepare to scale Acadia's granite cliffs. Photo © Hilary and Tom Nangle.

Activities in Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park is one of those parks that has something for everyone, from active outdoor adventurers to history buffs with a penchant for finding that perfect slice of solitude. Here’s the best of everything Acadia has to offer.

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Moon Coastal Maine

Award-winning writer and Maine native Hilary Nangle offers her unique perspective on this famed stretch of New England coastline, from the gourmet restaurants of Portland to the idyllic island community of Monhegan. Nangle suggests itineraries for great trips, such as “Icons of the Maine Coast” and “Lighthouses, Lobster, and L.L. Bean”. With detailed information on […]