Acadia National Park is spread out over three regions: Mount Desert Island, Schoodic Peninsula, and Isle au Haut. To get away from the crowds, head to Schoodic or Isle au Haut!
- Isle au Haut
- Schoodic Peninsula
- Mt. Desert Island
A beautiful island, six miles long and two miles wide, with a small year-round community. The national park covers more than half the island, or approximately 2,700 acres, and has 18 miles of trails. There are even more town trails outside the park. Lots to explore here on foot or bike. (Although biking is only allowed on the roads—most of which are unpaved on the island—and not the footpaths.) The ferry from Stonington takes approximately 45 minutes.
The national park on Schoodic Peninsula is a little sibling of sorts to Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. While Schoodic is popular, it’s far less crowded than Mount Desert. It’s not quite as dramatic as the island, but still jaw droppingly beautiful. It has about 18 miles of walking and biking trails.