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Acadia National Park RV Vacations


Acadia National Park offers something for everyone, perfect for families or for a romantic getaway. Make sure this jewel of a national park is on your list to see!

RV Vacations to Acadia National Park

 

Traveling to the rugged Maine coast for a vacation is perfect for families or for a romantic getaway. Acadia National Park offers something for everyone. The towering pines, the crashing waves along the rocky coast and the fresh ocean air make a combination that can’t be beat. Abundant activities are available for RV vacationers, with plenty of outdoor fun.
 

El Monte RV can provide you with a beautiful motorhome, ideal for the luxury you deserve on any trip away from home. El Monte RV has a rental location in convenient proximity to the park. You can just pick up your RV rental and head for Acadia for days of pleasure.

 

RV Camping

 

In Acadia National Park, you will find marvelous RV camping sites with forest settings and beautiful surroundings. Choose either Blackwoods or Seawall Campgrounds. Both are within a short walk to the ocean and accommodate RVs up to 35 feet. This is so much better than searching for hotels or motels and eating on the go. You can cook whatever you like in your own RV kitchen.

 

Campground fees are separate from entrance fees. For a weekly entrance pass for a private vehicle into the park it is $20, which is valid for seven days. Campground fees are $20 per night for each site. The National Park Service sometimes offers fee-free days when you arrive on certain days of the year.  Be sure to check their website for more information.

 

Although Acadia National Park is open all year, Seawall Campground closes during the winter.

 

Your First Time Visiting Acadia National Park?

 

If you love a wild, natural area full of contrast, Acadia National Park should most definitely be your choice. The park is situated on a group of islands on the coast of Maine, with both deciduous and evergreen trees populating the forests. Plant and animal species are numerous. Bird watching in Acadia could only be termed “extraordinary.” There are more than 270 different kinds of breeding birds with many more migrating birds passing through.

 

Generally, those who come to Acadia stay three or four days so they can take in as much as possible of the incredible scenery and all the things there are to do. Fishing is an activity in the park which suits those who like a little quiet time to reflect on life and dreams. From the shores of the ponds and lakes, you can catch salmon, trout, and large mouth and small mouth bass. From the ocean’s shoreline you can reel in a bluefish, striped bass or mackerel.

 

Popular with visitors of all ages are the ranger-led walks and talks. You can even embark upon a narrated boat cruise to explore in a unique way. The Acadia National Park carriage road system makes it easy to take a bicycle ride through the forest or even a tour on a horse-drawn carriage. Kids and adults alike love exploring the coastal beaches and tide pools. Between biking, picnicking, boating and climbing, your days are bound to be full.

 

The rich history of the park is also worth exploring. All manner of people – European settlers, Native Americans and artists – have contributed to what the park is today. The Wabanaki people lived and raised their families in the area as long as 12,000 years ago, making this their traditional homeland. Now, we can share their spiritual relationship with this land by coming to immerse ourselves in the natural beauty and peaceful landscapes.

 

Things to Do While Here

 

The best time to visit Acadia National Park with your RV is between the middle of April and October. To be noted, if you do visit at other times, many of the facilities and roads close during the winter months.

 

Hiking: With over 120 miles of hiking trails, Acadia is a wonderful place to pull on those hiking boots and get out into the forests. The trails are many, with varied levels of difficulty. Here are just a few.

 

·     Cadillac North Ridge Trail – Hiking around Cadillac Mountain offers scenery and lovely pine scents. You will get gorgeous views of Frenchman Bay. This trail is of moderate difficulty and a total of 4.4 miles round-trip.

 

·     Cadillac South Ridge Trail – This strenuous trail can be accessed just south of Blackwoods Campground. It is 7 miles round-trip and is of a gentle ascent after starting out in the forest.

 

·     Jordan Pond Nature Trail – This easy one-mile loop is ideal for any age, through an evergreen forest and with picturesque views of ponds.

 

·     Wonderland – Hike to the shoreline to watch the waves crashing on the rocks. This is an easy 1.4-mile round-trip hike.

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Bar Harbor Shore Path – Although not a park trail, if you want to get some marvelous island and harbor views, this one-mile round-trip hike is for you. Start out at the Bar Harbor Town Pier.


Cadillac Mountain: This Acadia National Park mountain landmark is the tallest mountain on the Atlantic coast. At 1,530 feet, it rises high above Bar Harbor, Maine and offers stupendous views.  A narrow road takes you up Cadillac Mountain and you should allow plenty of time to stop at the many roadside exhibits or to take some photos.


Park Loop Road: This is a wonderful place to drive, twenty-seven miles of breathtaking scenery. The coastal forests, ocean shoreline and the towering mountain peaks all combine to make this a unique trip indeed.


Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse: The only lighthouse on Mount Desert Island, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse offers some short but wonderful hiking trails on either side where the visitor can get some spectacular views and a little exercise to boot.


Islesford Historical Museum: Be sure to make your way to Little Cranberry Island and stop in the Islesford Historical Museum to see the story of the island and its people. There are photographs, toys, ship models and more.


Abbe Museum: In the heart of Acadia, in the Sieur de Monts Spring Area, you must stop at the Abbe Museum so you can take in some of the exhibits, including the current one of N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives’ Place. This is all about the stories and knowledge of the Passamaquoddy people and why this site on the Meddybemps Lake has special meaning.


Wild Gardens of Acadia: This garden at Sieur de Monts Spring and Nature Center is open all year and shows the typical habitats on Mount Desert Island with more than 300 native species on display. This attraction is free to all visitors.


Where to Find More Information
 

To find out more about Acadia National Park, simply go to their website and find all the information you could desire about the park and activities available. For hiking trails throughout the park and extensive information on each, visit Everytrail.com.

 

Of course, all freshwater fishing requires a fishing license. You can find all the rules and regulations on fishing in Maine at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website.  

 

To discover all there is to do in the quaint town of Bar Harbor, Maine – you can visit the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce website.


Head north to Acadia National Park and enjoy the vacation of a lifetime. Call us at (888) 337-2214 to begin planning your RV getaway today.

 

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The following photographs were provided to El Monte RV by Travel New England.

 
 
 
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