Oh Acadia National Park. Breathtaking isn't a strong enough word to describe how stunning the hiking trails are here. We spent the better part of three days out exploring all we could in this park and felt like we did this one a great deal of justice.
Naturally, we have to share a few of our favorite trails from all of our hikes.
But before we do, we have to take a step back and mention a big caveat that could change your plans outright. When it comes to hiking in Acadia National Park, the biggest thing we would advise visitors is to not get your heart set out on exploring any specific trail. Seriously!
While it is good to have an idea of the trails you'd like to hike, the reason we say this is that hiking trails in Acadia regularly close for routine maintenance, fixing washed-out paths due to inclement weather, and also seasonal issues things like falcon nesting season. All closures can be seen on the National Park Website, although keep in mind that trails can close without advanced notice for any reason.
During our July visit, for example, the Precipice Trail was both due to falcon nesting, the brief hike out to the Sand Bar didn't work out due to tide timing, and many of the carriage trails were closed for repairs as well (including one that was seemingly only closed the day we were there). As there is nothing you can do about this in most cases, we simply think it is best to go in with a mindset of you can get what you can get here.
So, with that, let's talk about some of the trails we love!