Acadia National Park is laid out very well with easy access in and out from many points on the island. There are large signs marking the way and the roads have been recently paved, are wide and very smooth. There are many hiking trails that can take you all around Mount Desert Island without ever needing a car (assuming you have a good pair of hiking boots) and the trails are very well-marked. The Visitor Center on the way into Bar Harbor has a large 3-D topographic map of the park so you can plan your day accordingly and day passes for one vehicle are $20 (while the Annual Pass is only $40!). The drive to Cadillac Mountain is slow but scenic and, despite the parking lot always appearing over-stuffed, you can almost always find a spot to park. Cadillac Mountain also offers a watering hole and gift shop. Don't miss the view from Jordan Pond House or their amazing popovers. Another, more natural, site not to be missed is the hike along Sand Beach to Thunder Hole where water slams into the back of the granite rock wall and spouts up into the air.
I could come here 100 times and never walk the same trail twice, though I hope one day to try them all. Truly a magical place in Maine that should not be underestimated nor overlooked.
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