7 Hidden Gems in Acadia National Park You Need to Explore


Acadia National Park is a beautiful destination in Maine, but it can get crowded in the summer.

Seal Harbor Beach is a quiet alternative to the popular Sand Beach. It has a historic bathroom, a shuttle stop, and a scenic view of the ocean.

Seal Harbor Beach


Dorr Point is a short hike from Bar Harbor that offers a spectacular view of Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands. It’s a great spot for sunrise or sunset.

Dorr Point


Schoodic Peninsula is a less-visited area of Acadia that has rugged cliffs, crashing waves, and pine forests. You can drive, bike, or take a ferry to get there.

Schoodic Peninsula


Isle au Haut is a remote island that is part of Acadia National Park. You can take a mail boat to access its pristine beaches, rocky shores, and hiking trails.

Isle au Haut


Valley Cove Trail is a moderate hike that follows the shore of Somes Sound, the only fjord on the east coast of the US.

Valley Cove Trail


Little Hunters Beach is a hidden gem that has smooth pebbles instead of sand. You can listen to the soothing sound of the waves and enjoy the solitude.

Little Hunters Beach


Sargent Mountain Pond is a high-elevation lake that was formed by glaciers. It’s one of the few places in Acadia where you can swim in fresh water.

Sargent Mountain Pond


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