Isle au Haut: A Hidden Gem of Acadia National Park 


Welcome to Isle au Haut, a remote island that is part of Acadia National Park. Here are 10 reasons why you should visit this amazing destination. 

Isle au Haut is less visited than the main part of Acadia, so you can enjoy the solitude and tranquility of nature. 

Escape the crowds 


Isle au Haut has a small fishing community with a store and a post office, where you can mingle with the locals and learn about their culture and history. 

Experience the island life 


The only way to get to Isle au Haut is by a passenger-only ferry from Stonington, a charming fishing village on the mainland. 

Ride the Ferry 


Isle au Haut has 18 miles of hiking trails that offer diverse landscapes, from rocky shorelines and spruce forests to marshes and bogs.  

Hike the Trails 


If you want to stay overnight on the island, you can reserve a site at Duck Harbor Campground, which has five lean-to shelters and a composting toilet. 

Camp at Duck Harbor 


Long Pond is a mile-long freshwater lake that is perfect for swimming, fishing, or kayaking. 

Swim at Long Pond 


Isle au Haut Lighthouse is a historic landmark that was built in 1907 and is still operational. 

Visit the Lighthouse 


Isle au Haut has some of the most spectacular views in Acadia National Park, especially from the headlands and cliffs. 

Enjoy the Views 


Isle au Haut has many cobbled beaches that are exposed at low tide, revealing a rich marine life.  

Explore the Tide Pools 


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