Acadia National Park & Swan Island - for 1 to 4 nights


DATE: May 31, 2023
END DATE: Jun 04, 2023

Hike/Event Location: Bar Harbor ME

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Lancaster, NH United States,

Lancaster, NH United States

Meeting Time: 10:00 AM

Max # People: 10

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

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

We will plan activities from Wednesday, May 31 thru Sunday, June 4.

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

We are hoping to do our Swan Island day trip on Friday (June 2nd) - with some easy/moderate biking (to get around the island), hiking & lunch. We will take the 9 am ferry to Swan Island (about $17 round trip with bike)- please wait to book the ferry in case weather changes our plans.

1. This event is subject to weather conditions. We’ll wait to closer to the event date to determine activities we will do. Obviously all activities are optional.

2. You will have to arrange your own transportation & lodging.

3. 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, at least, try to meet for dinner at the end of the day.

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.

We will plan a bike ride most afternoons. Bring your bike / ebike or rent one. There is a network of carriage trails.

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
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


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

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


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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Lancaster, NH

United States
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Lancaster, NH

United States
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Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate

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