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Acadia National Park - for 1 to 4 nights

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DATE: Jun 01, 2022
END DATE: Jun 05, 2022

Hike/Event Location: Bar Harbor ME

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MO
Scarborough, ME United States,

baezfred
Scarborough, ME United States

Meeting Time: 1:00 PM

Max # People: 10

Hike Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Hike Difficulty Level:

Easy to Moderate

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Summary

JOIN US IN ACADIA - for 1 to 4 nights - we'll be hiking, biking, kayaking & sightseeing in Acadia National Park.

We will plan activities from Wednesday, June 1 (early afternoon) thru Sunday, June 5 (till late morning).

IF YOU CANNOT STAY FOR THE 4 NIGHTS -- then arrive & leave when you can (we will work out the meet up details). Any questions – just email me via the GO site.

NOTE: This event is subject to weather conditions - daily plans may change based on weather conditions. We’ll wait to closer to the event date to determine activities we will do. Obviously all activities are optional.

You will have to arrange your own transportation & lodging. The Edenbrook, which is close to Bar Harbor, is a reasonably priced motel and has a 3 day cancellation notice ($25 fee) should we have to modify trip dates due to weather. The area has several campgrounds and other motels/hotels to choose from.

We will schedule hikes and bike rides (on the carriage roads), as well as, sightseeing adventures. All activities are optional and you can choose those you’d like to attend or schedule your own activities.

The area has biking and kayaking rentals & tours.

NOTE: Some locations in Acadia require that you purchase an entrance fee - but many of the activities we will do will not require payment of this fee.

Since all activities are optional - Let’s try to meet, at least, for dinner at the end of the day.

 

 

HIKING:
We will plan a hike or walk every day – all hikes are 6 miles or less with a maximum 1,200 foot elevation gain. Planned hikes will tend to be in the mornings and finish in the early afternoon – allowing guys to do other activities in the afternoon.

BIKING:
We will plan a bike ride most afternoons. Bring your bike / ebike or rent one. There is a network of carriage trails and park roadway. Also if there is interest we could bike Schoodic Peninsula (a beautiful part of Acadia which is up the coast a bit).

KAYAKING / CANOEING:
There is an abundance of ocean & lake kayaking available in and outside of Acadia park. Bring your kayak/canoe or rent one. If you choose you can also join any of the kayaking tours.

SIGHTSEEING / WALK:
There are ocean paths and gardens that promise spectacular views. These involve fairly easy walking.

There are numerous other outdoor activities to do like:

Touring the Park Loop Road - (entrance fee required)
Hitting Sand Beach
Catch a scenic ocean day cruise
Explore Downtown Bar Harbor

We will work out the exact meetup locations once everyone has signed up.

The national park website is: https://www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm

Directions To Trailhead Parking Lot

 

FROM THE SOUTH:
Take I-95 north to Augusta
Take Exit 113 – Route 3 east Belfast
Once in Belfast - take US Route 1 north
Stay on Route 1 until you arrive in Ellsworth
Once in Ellsworth take route 3 onto Mount Desert Island
Stay on Route 3 for Bar Harbor

FROM THE NORTH:
Take I-95 south to Bangor
Take Route US-1A east to Ellsworth
Once in Ellsworth take route 3 onto Mount Desert Island
Stay on Route 3 for Bar Harbor

 

Trip Leader(s)

MO

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Scarborough, ME


United States
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baezfred

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Scarborough, ME


United States
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Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Yarmouth, ME


United States
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YarmouthDavid

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Yarmouth , ME


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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


burlington, VT


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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Plymouth, MA


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SEMARIGUY

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Attleboro, MA


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