Acadia National Park

Breathe deep. The salt air is strong on the granite domes of the Acadia National Park. Peering off the edge of the Atlantic North East, this majestic garden of summits, forests and beaches is New England through and through. It covers about half of the beautiful Mount Desert Island as it ranges from wave-lapped Sand Beach to the grykes of Cadillac Mountain – one of the first places that sees the sunrise in the United States. Don’t miss leaf-peeping season (the fall foliage here is unmatched) and nearby Bar Harbor, one of the region’s best whale watching outposts.

Breathe deep. The salt air is strong on the granite domes of the Acadia National Park. Peering off the edge of the Atlantic North East, this majestic garden of summits, forests and beaches is New England through and through. It covers about half of the beautiful Mount Desert Island as it ranges from wave-lapped Sand Beach to the grykes of Cadillac Mountain – one of the first places that sees the sunrise in the United States. Also don’t miss nearby Bar Harbor, one of the region’s best whale watching outposts.

Take in the beauty of fall at Acadia National Park: the highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline. Whether driving the 27 miles of roads or trekking the 158 miles of hiking trails, consult Maine fall foliage reports​ to time your visit. Peak season typically occurs in October. Peak Foliage in Acadia National Park: Mid-October

Scale the great granite peaks of Mount Desert Island and you can get sweeping vistas of the fall colors of Acadia National Park. After that, get back to Bar Harbor, because the whale watching season lasts until October.

Lighter crowds, crisp but not-too-cold temperatures, and vermillion leaves springing up in all directions of this New England coastal destination, it’s no wonder we love Acadia National Park in early fall. With granite peaks, exciting trails, camping, and more, Acadia is an all-encompassing fall destination perfect to embrace nature for the entire family.

Scale the great granite peaks of Mount Desert Island and you can get sweeping vistas of the fall colors of Acadia National Park. After that, get back to Bar Harbor, because the whale watching season lasts until October.

Breathe deep. The salt air is strong on the granite domes of the Acadia National Park. Peering off the edge of the Atlantic North East, this majestic garden of summits, forests and beaches is New England through and through. It covers about half of the beautiful Mount Desert Island as it ranges from wave-lapped Sand Beach to the grykes of Cadillac Mountain – one of the first places that sees the sunrise in the United States. Also don’t miss nearby Bar Harbor, one of the region’s best whale watching outposts.

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Breathe deep. The salt air is strong on the granite domes of the Acadia National Park. Peering off the edge of the Atlantic North East, this majestic garden of summits, forests and beaches is New England through and through. It covers about half of the beautiful Mount Desert Island as it ranges from wave-lapped Sand Beach to the grykes of Cadillac Mountain – one of the first places that sees the sunrise in the United States. Also don’t miss nearby Bar Harbor, one of the region’s best whale watching outposts.

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