ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, MOUNT DESERT ISLAND AND BAR HARBOR

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Outstanding and isolated mountains, hundreds of lakes, beautiful beaches, kayaking and other sea sports, sea trips, wildlife watching: eagles, puffins, beavers, seals, whales - that's all in Maine Acadia National Park, in the Mount Desert Island (an island among several other small islands).

More than five million travelers visit Mount Desert Island and Maine Acadia National Park every year.

See:
Best time to visit the Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine
When not to go to the Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine
Map: Maine Top Travel Destinations


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WHAT TO VISIT IN THE ACADIA NATIONAL PARK AND BAR HARBOR?

The Acadia National Park is on Mount Desert Island, the biggest of several surrounding islands. It occupies most of the island.

Bar Harbor is the biggest local community, and offers accommodation, eating, sea trips and whale-watching expeditions.  


BEST TIME TO 
TRAVEL TO ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, MOUNT DESERT ISLAND AND BAR HARBOR, MAINE

Precipitation is moderate all over the year, but the weather becomes harsh and snowy during winter and late autumn.  

Acadia Nationall Park is often struck by cold spells and severe snowfalls from November to mid-Spring. 

In other words: Summer is undoubtedly the best period to visit Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park and its surroundings.


WHEN NOT TO GO TO ACADIA NATIONAL PARK AND BAR HARBOR

You should avoid winter or even November and early/mid spring.

Fall's foliage - as in other sites of New England - causes many thousands of weekenders to flock to the region.

See, the Maine / Portland Weather Table for more details about the weather:
Portland Weather Map

See also:
Best time to visit Portland, Maine
Best time to visit the Maine State

 

 

 

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