Attractions

Top Choice National Park in Mount Desert Island

Acadia National Park

New England's only national park turned 100 in 2016 – it's a fine-looking centenarian. Within its borders are impressive coastal landmarks and great visitor activities.Drivers and hikers alike can thank John D Rocke…
Top Choice Mountain in Acadia National Park

Cadillac Mountain

Don't leave the park without driving – or hiking – to the 1530ft summit of Cadillac Mountain. For panoramic views of Frenchman Bay, walk the paved 0.5-mile Cadillac Mountain Summit loop. The summit is a popular plac…
Top Choice Lake in Acadia National Park

Jordan Pond

On clear days, the glassy waters of this 176-acre pond reflect the image of Penobscot Mountain like a mirror. A stroll around the pond and its surrounding forests and flower meadows is one of Acadia's most popular a…
Observatory in Down East

Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory

Acrophobes, look away. At the photogenic Penobscot Narrows Bridge, a narrow, 420ft granite tower (taller than the Statue of Liberty) contains a lookout open to the public offering spectacular 360-degree views of the…
State Park in Lubec

Quoddy Head State Park

When the fog's not obscuring the view, the 541-acre Quoddy Head State Park has darn dramatic scenery. From the parking lot, walk the Coastal Trail, which leads along the edge of towering, jagged cliffs. Keep an eye …
Park in Lubec

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Connected by bridge to Lubec, Campobello Island – actually in New Brunswick, Canada – was the summering destination of former US president Franklin D Roosevelt. A visitor center and memorabilia-filled rooms in his s…
Lighthouse in Southwest Harbor

Bass Harbor Head Light

There is only one lighthouse on Mt Desert Island; it sits in the somnolent village of Bass Harbor in the far southwest corner of the park. Built in 1858, the 36ft lighthouse still has a Fresnel lens from 1902. It's …
Historic Site in Down East

St Croix Island International Historic Site

The site of one of the first European settlements in the New World is visible from this historic park, 8 miles south of Calais. In 1604, a company of settlers sailed from France to establish a French claim in North …
Island in Machias Bay Area

Machias Seal Island

Off the coast, the barren rocks of Machias Seal Island are home to a colony of so-awkward-they're-cute Atlantic puffins, plus plenty more seabirds. The microscopic, foggy and entirely uninhabitable island is also th…
Museum in Bar Harbor

Abbe Museum

This downtown museum contains a fascinating collection of cultural artifacts related to Maine's Native American heritage. More than 50,000 objects are in the collection, including pottery, tools, combs and fishing i…