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Savor Bar Harbor’s Autumn Riches: 10 Ideas To Keep You Happily Occupied

Savor Bar Harbor’s Autumn Riches: 10 Ideas To Keep You Happily Occupied

Acadia in AutumnOnce the initial bustle of Labor Day wanes, we’re often left with a sense of loss; summer is past, the days are getting shorter, and we’re focused on commitments and task lists rather than carefree summer jaunts.

But autumn in Bar Harbor is a treasure, with sunny days, smaller crowds, and plenty of activities to keep you happily occupied.

Find a few of our suggestions below. Continue reading

Blissful Biking in Acadia National Park – No Cars!

Blissful Biking in Acadia National Park – No Cars!

Bike In Acadia MonthWith magnificent vistas of mountains and sea along the 27-mile Park Loop Road and more than 55 miles of packed-gravel carriage trails, Acadia National Park offers visitors a goldmine of natural splendor. Located in Bar Harbor, Maine on Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park is one of the top ten most visited national parks in the country and is world-renown for bicycle enthusiasts of every skill level. For the experienced cyclist, magnificent 360 degree ocean views may be seen from the top of Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the Eastern seaboard. Sunrise on Cadillac Mountain is the first in the US.

Acadia National Park draws visitors from across the US and the world, making it one of the top 10 most visited national parks in the country in-season. Early season visitors can benefit by exploring Acadia without the crowds of July and August, and better yet, during Bike In Acadia Month, without cars or other motor vehicles.

For the period from April 15 through May 17, the National Park Service has waived entry fees to Acadia Park loop road, enabling bicyclists to ride with no motor vehicles. According to The Ellsworth American, the ability to bike the Loop Road and Cadillac Summit Road this late in the spring without car or other vehicle traffic is unprecedented. Carriage trails offer cyclists the pleasure of traversing through forest, ponds, meadows, streams, waterfalls and woods without the need to be concerned about vehicular traffic.

To encourage visitors to visit, Maples Inn is offering early season room rates of only $95/night.