Maine

Whether you want to climb a few of Maine’s famous lighthouses or climb a few thousand feet up Maine’s majestic mountains, there’s more than plenty of things to do in Maine.

Top Spots in and near Maine

  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Otter Point

    5.0
    1.09 mi / 92 ft gain
    If you only have an hour or so left to your day in Acadia, Otter Point offers some amazing views of the coastline, without being on a crowded beach. An easy mellow trail just inland from the shore allows you easy access to iconic places such as Otter Cliffs, Thunder Hole, and Monument Cove. Hike ...
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Explore Cadillac Mountain

    4.8
    0.35 mi
    Seeing the sunrise on top of Cadillac Mountain is an absolute must when in Acadia National Park. Not only is it awesome to catch the first sunrise in the U.S., but the views from Cadillac Mountain are unparalleled. At 1,532 feet, Cadillac Mountain is the highest point along the North Atlantic sea...
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Beehive Trail

    4.9
    1.35 mi / 512 ft gain
    This 1.6 mile round trip trail starts with a moderate grade as you leave the sand beach parking area. After a half a mile you will see a rock pile and you have the option of heading strait for the slower sloping (but less views) trail ahead of you or you can turn to the right and see the steep tr...
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  • York, Maine

    Photograph Nubble Lighthouse

    4.8
    Officially named Cape Neddick Light, though more commonly known as Nubble Light, this lighthouse is part of the National Register of Historic Places and is a local favorite for photography. The lighthouse park is located just over the New Hampshire / Maine state line in New England, in York, ME....
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  • Cape Elizabeth, Maine

    Portland Head Light

    5.0
    Portland Head Light is one of Maine's most iconic and picturesque lighthouses that offers stunning views year round. Located just about 15 minutes outside of Portland, Maine, it's the perfect place to go to watch an early winter sunset and enjoy some ocean views. To get to the light house, you wi...
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Thunder Hole

    3.8
    0.17 mi / 29 ft gain
    A natural phenomenon caused by waves crashing into a narrow inlet, Thunder Hole is a sight worth seeing in Acadia National Park.  As the waves rush in and out of the small cavern at the end of the inlet, the water collides with trapped air, creating a loud thunderous sound.  The splash of the wat...
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Jordan Pond

    4.8
    3.24 mi / 108 ft gain
    If you ever find yourself in Acadia National Park, be sure to check out Jordan Pond. Jordan Pond is a 3.6 mile long pond sitting in the heart of Mt. Desert Island. The shoreline of the pond has amazing views of the The Bubbles, which are two similar mountains that resemble "bubbles". The pond has...
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Precipice Trail of Champlain Mountain

    5.0
    2.0 mi / 1000 ft gain
    The Precipice Trail is one of the most well known trails in Acadia, probably for its difficulty and the fact that it is along the exposed edge of Champlain Mountain.  Much of this trail is more of a climb rather than a usual hike.  You will have to climb and scramble over large rocks as well as c...
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  • Sullivan, Maine

    Photograph Bass Harbor Lighthouse

    4.4
    The skill level can vary on photographing this picture perfect location but no matter your skill level be sure to arrive early to scout out your best composition and be prepared for the swarm of other photographers at sunset! All photos were taken the same day at different times throughout the da...
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  • Millinocket, Maine

    Mt. Katahdin via Hunt Trail

    5.0
    9.5 mi / 4144 ft gain
    Let me start off by saying, this is not an easy hike by any means. Only attempt this if you are an experienced hiker. The route has over 5,000 ft elevation gain in a little over 5 miles. You start off your hike in the Katahdin Stream Campground parking area, following the white Appalachian Trail...
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  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Hike the Bubbles Divide Trail to Bubble Rock in Acadia NP

    4.7
    1.16 mi / 300 ft gain
    Bubble Rock is a well-known natural wonder in Acadia National Park.  This large boulder, which was carried by powerful glaciers, is resting precariously on the edge of the summit of South Bubble.  Due to its fairly accessible location, it is a common stop for visitors to the park. The trail begi...
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  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Blackwoods in Bar Harbor

    5.0
    Blackwoods Campground is one of two campgrounds located within Acadia National Park. Since the park does not permit backcountry camping, options to stay outdoors in the actual park are limited to this campground and the Seawall Campground further south on Mt. Desert Island. There are places to ca...
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  • Millinocket, Maine

    Rocky Pond

    5.0
    2.09 mi / 190 ft gain
    Anytime you're visiting Baxter State Park it is worth making a quick stop at Kidney Pond Campground and hiking the Rocky Pond Trail. From the park's South Gate, Kidney Pond is about an hour's drive along the Park Tote Road heading Northwest. Once on Kidney Pond Road, stay straight at the turn and...
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  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Otter Cliff

    4.5
    Otter Cliff – not to be confused with Otter Point – is a popular stop along the Ocean Path trail in Acadia National Park. This 110-foot cliff is one of the highest coastal headlands in North America and is a prime spot for rock climbing. If you don’t have your own gear, there are climbing tours a...
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  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Hike Pemetic Mountain in Acadia NP

    5.0
    3.81 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Pemetic Mountain is a challenging hike in the Jordan Pond area of Acadia National Park.  There are several route options to the summit, with varying levels of difficulty.  The most common route is a loop hike starting from the Jordan Pond parking lot.  This option ascends the South Ridge Trail, w...
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Relax at Sand Beach, Acadia National Park

    4.5
    Sand Beach is located off the Park Loop Road on the east side of Mt. Desert Island. Signs for the beach will make it difficult to miss.  Once there you can park your car and walk down some steps to the beach. There are restrooms and changing areas close by. On the beach you will be able to la...
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Camping and Lodging in Maine

Houlton / Canadian Border KOA Journey
Houlton, Maine

Houlton / Canadian Border KOA Journey

Duck Harbor Campground
Isle au Haut, Maine

Duck Harbor Campground

Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday
Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday

Hastings Campground
Bethel, Maine

Hastings Campground

Bucksport / Fort Knox KOA Holiday
Orland, Maine

Bucksport / Fort Knox KOA Holiday

Augusta / Gardiner KOA Journey
Richmond, Maine

Augusta / Gardiner KOA Journey

Guides, Insights and Stories from Maine

Fall in Acadia National Park

Fall in Acadia National Park

Molly Mann

10 Incredible Private Campsites in Maine

10 Incredible Private Campsites in Maine

The Outbound Collective

A Spontaneous Summer Solstice Campout on a Coastal Maine Island

A Spontaneous Summer Solstice Campout on a Coastal Maine Island

Affuera Vida

Why You Should Visit Acadia National Park Anytime This Year

Why You Should Visit Acadia National Park Anytime This Year

Chris Mongeau

The Debate about a New National Monument in Maine’s Northern Woods

The Debate about a New National Monument in Maine’s Northern Woods

Danielle Tourigny