Acadia National Park is visited by millions of visitors each year and is called the Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast. There are fees for entering the park but you may purchase passes that allows you to enter daily, weekly or yearly. There are campgrounds for RVs or tents for visitors to stay in the park but in Bar Harbor there are hotels and Bed and Breakfast to stay at. Bar Harbor is a town located on Mount Desert and the closest to Acadia National Park. There are year around activities for all ages that include hiking, biking, boating, fishing, swimming and more. The water temperatures stay cool in the summer time so it is best to check the water temps before swimming. There is a Junior Ranger Program for children to participate in which gets them involved in the great outdoors. In the town of Bar Harbor there are many things to do including shopping, eating, museum tours, Whale watching and Lobster tours and more.
Many of the attractions that draws visitors include the 158 miles of hiking trails including Beehive Trail, Sand Beach, Boulder Beach, Thunder Hole, Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Jordan Pond and Cadillac Mountain. From the top of Cadillac Mountain, which is the highest point on the United States' East Coast, visitors can see the town of Bar Harbor and certain times of the year the Milky Way is visible and it is a great experience. Once visitors enter the park entrance they are on a one way road which is the start of Acadia's Scenic Park Loop Road which is a sinuous 27-mile route. The park does close periodically as well as hiking trails so it is best to check daily before visitors begin their adventure.