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Acadia Adventure

Acadia Adventure

The Acadia Adventure features Hiking, Biking, Kayaking, Boat Tours, Tide pooling, Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Gorham Mountain, Thunder Hole, Carriage Trails (Biking) Jordon Pond, Acadia Mountain, Cadillac Mountain and more.

Description: Acadia National Park with its more than 150 miles of hiking trails, has something for everyone. You can stroll along the coastline, summit mountains, and hike around forested lakes. But there is more than hiking to Acadia. There are 40 miles of carriage trails for biking, scenic boat cruises to see wildlife and lighthouses, sea kayaking, beaches for swimming and tide pooling. We’ll sample it all on this tour! Oh yeah, and lobster, wild blueberries, and whoopie pies!

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***This tour will feature tent camping and a passenger van.***

2024 Dates:
August  25-31, 2024
September 8-14, 2024

Trip Details

Arrival & Departure

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This tour will feature a passenger van.


This tour will feature basecamp tent camping with an option for cots.


Cooler days and nights are typical on this adventure tour.


Our meals are geared to provide you with the fuel you need to get through your active days, and yet still extremely tasty. We can accommodate all dietary needs. Click here for sample recipes.

Hikes & Difficulty

This is more of a multi-sport tour, with options for hiking, biking, kayaking and canoeing.

What to Expect

After you make a reservation, a confirmation packet will be sent to you with more detailed information. Check out our FAQs.


Price per person: $1575
Returning guests: $1525

$500 deposit required

Trip price includes all park entrance fees and 70% of the meals.


Portland Headlight Portland Maine

Day 1

Depart Portland, ME

Welcome to Maine! We'll begin our Acadia Adventure by picking you up in Portland, ME (or Bangor ME) and driving to Acadia where we will settle into our basecamp for the week. A short five minute walk will take you to the ocean shore, a perfect spot to watch sunrise every morning!

Portland Headlight Portland Maine
Sand Beach Acadia

Day 2

Sand Beach, Acadia

We'll explore the Sand Beach section of Acadia. There will be lots of hiking options including a stroll along the Ocean Path, or a hike up Gorham Mountain for stunning views. For more of a challenge you can tackle the Beehive or Great Head trails. Make sure you take time to sit for a moment and take in the crashing waves on the rocky pink granite cliffs or at Sand Beach! End the day with a cookout and a campfire.

Sand Beach Acadia
Carriage Roads Acadia

Day 3

Acadia Carriage Trails

Today's journey takes us into Bar Harbor to rent some bikes to explore the 40+ miles of Carriage Roads in Acadia. If you are not into biking, we'll set you up with another fun activity like kayaking, a scenic boat cruise, or more hiking. Spend some time taking in Bar Harbor's shops, restaurants, galleries and museums.

Carriage Roads Acadia
Southwest Harbor Acadia

Day 4

Southwest Harbor

We head over to the "quiet side" of Acadia National Park. In the morning we'll take in a few shorter but scenic trails that go through dense forests to beautiful ocean views. If the tide is right, we'll do some tide pooling! In the afternoon we'll explore Southwest Harbor and for those who want it, we'll tackle some bigger hikes: Flying Mountain, Sauveur Mountain and Acadia Mountain.

Southwest Harbor Acadia
Kayaking Acadia

Day 5

Acadia by Sea!

Here is your chance to see Acadia from another perspective, from the Ocean! Go on a kayaking tour or a scenic/nature boat cruise to see wildlife and lighthouses. If that doesn't interest you, we'll take in more hikes in the Sieur de Monts area or Jordon Pond. The options are limitless!

Kayaking Acadia
Acadia Sunset

Day 6

More Acadia

On our last full day in this magnificent park, we'll make sure you've seen all the park has to offer. We take the time today to take in a trail we might have missed, a museum in Bar Harbor, or a scenic cruise, etc. Our day will end with sunset atop of the famous Cadillac Mountain, the highest peak along the Eastern seaboard.

Acadia Sunset
Jordon Pond Acadia

Day 7

Return to Portland/Bangor

We'll pack up our basecamp and head back to Portland or Bangor. If time allows, we'll take in a short hike along our journey.

Jordon Pond Acadia