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Heart of Acadia Loop

Open today: 08:30 - 16:30
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There is so much more to Bar Harbour than a quaint seaside village. Beyond all the shops and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlottetown, Canada
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Great road to see the park

There are places to stop and park but if it is during peak hours or busy season the lots could be... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Wabasha, Minnesota
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Scenic 22-mile loop through Acadia National Park welcomes hikers, horseback riders and bikers along its scenic route.
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 April 2016

We took this tour during a visit to Acadia National Park in ME during a fall vacation through the NE US. The drive through the park was gorgeous and stunning; around every turn was another breathtaking view. The trees were just beginning to show their...More

4  Thank Steve N
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Are you from the northeastern U.S. or Canada? Have you ever been in the woods? Then you've seen Acadia. We arrived early with guide book and cameras in hand, ready to drive the park loop, hike with our dog, and love every minute of it....More

1  Thank Kafziel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is so much more to Bar Harbour than a quaint seaside village. Beyond all the shops and restaurants, you must head out to the country and explore Acadia National Park. Whether you are a well seasoned hiker or just a passenger in a car,...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

There are places to stop and park but if it is during peak hours or busy season the lots could be full as most aren't very big. The loop is an easy drive and the scenery is beautiful. Most of the road is one-way but...More

1  Thank LHWabasha
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This a nice way to see this park by car. Great scenery everywhere you look and trails to follow. A must see.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Loop of Acadia National Park is 27 miles and it is one way. Therefore, be sure that you plan your day accordingly and sequencially or else you will be driving around and around if you pass a stop you wanted to make. Also, you...More

1  Thank mitravelingteacher
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The air is clean and crisp and on a clear day- the loop is too. The entire loop is worth doing. Try to do it all. Without traffic- it can be done in a few hours.

1  Thank TVHOST
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We went on this drive very early and it was one of the most beautiful places I have seen. As the sun was rising and the early morning fog burning off it got prettier by the minute! Although the visitor center wasn't yet open, we...More

2  Thank frog20051
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Heart of Acadia is indeed heart stealer. If you like aqua blue water, nature, mountain & weather, want to breath peace, just goooooooo.

1  Thank ShrenikShah2009
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

As part of a New England road trip, we only had a day in the area, so we found that this loop road drive gave us an excellent overview of the scenery and beauty of this park. The charge is very reasonable and allows you...More

1  Thank Debian12
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We recently visited here and the loop drive is a great way to visit the park. Please know that not all of what the park has to do/see is on the loop but most of the major areas are (Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond). When you...More

1  Thank dc1836
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Acadia is absolutely beautiful. Wonderful scenery and great hiking trails. Sunrise and sunset from Cadillac Mt.-stunning. Weather was perfect week of Sept. 12. Leaves were barely starting to change,so if you want to see those,I would go a week or 2 later.

1  Thank Windobiz
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12 August 2015|
Response from M_L88888 |
Not sure about tour but during May-Oct. buy passes online is a good idea because the stations that sell passes locally have specific hours. If you're not sure you'd be there during those hours, buy the 7-day passes online is... More
Bill K
31 March 2015|
Response from M_L88888 |
It's the same road. BTW I know it's an old question but my answer should help others - I had the same question and did quite some research to make sure it's the same thing.