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Maine Coast Acadia

Acadia National Park and Mid-coast Maine

Our newest Maine tour goes deeper into exploring Acadia National Park and Mid-coast Maine. Spend more time exploring the coastal cliffs, mountain peaks, lakes and forests of Acadia and the Camden/Rockland area of the Midcoast. Hiking, biking, kayaking, boat tours, and more.

Confirm all dates with Adventure Bus before booking any flights or pre-trip accommodations.

September 10-17, 2022
September 17-25, 2022 (includes extra day at Common Ground Fair)

Dates:
TBD

Trip Details

Arrival & Departure

Check with Adventure Bus for these details.

Transportation

This tour will feature a passenger van.

Accommodations

This tour will feature tent camping.

Weather

Cooler days and nights are typical in the on this adventure tour

Food

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.

Pricing

Price per person: $1095
Returning guests: $995

$300 deposit required

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

Itinerary

Coastline of Portland Maine

September 10th/17th

Depart Portland, ME

We’ll pick you up in Portland, ME at 4PM and begin our journey to camp just outside Acadia National Park! Contact Adventure Bus for Portland pick up location.

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Coastline of Portland Maine

September 11th/18th

Acadia National Park

Sand Beach will serve as our base for our first day in Acadia National Park. From here you have several hiking options. Take the leisurely Ocean Path Trail to hug the coastline and see the iconic pink Acadia cliffs up close. For more of a challenge, head up the Beehive Trail or Gorham Mountain for extensive views of the coastline and surrounding mountains. Or, for a great combo, you can do all three!

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September 12th/19th

Acadia’s Schoodic Peninsula

Discover Acadia’s Schoodic Peninsula today with some light hiking or biking. This lesser known section of the park is not to be missed! We’ll drive the one-way scenic loop, take in Schoodic Point, and a few short hikes for views of Mount Dessert Island and the rocky coast.

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September 13th/20th

Acadia National Park

We’ll head to Southwest Harbor, or the “quiet side” of Acadia for some shorter coastal hiking on the Wonderland Trail and Ship Harbor trails. Later, hike up Acadia Mountain for stunning views of Somes Sound and the Cranberry Islands. Or, take a ferry out to Cranberry Island for the afternoon. We’ll end the day with sunset from the top of Cadillac Mountain, the highest point along the East Coast!

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September 14th/21st

Acadia National Park

Experience Acadia by boat, bike or hiking today. Your choice! We’ll set you up with a boat tour, bike rental or kayaking tour. Acadia is home to dozens of miles of old Carriage roads perfect for biking. Kayaking around the Porcupine Islands offers views of Bar Harbor and Frenchmen’s Bay. Or, hop on the free park shuttle and take in another hike. There are still dozens more we could recommend! We’ll dine out tonight in one of the many fine restaurants in Bar Harbor.

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Hiking in Camden Maine

September 15th/22nd

Camden/Rockland

In the morning we’ll head to the mid-coast area of Maine to Camden Hills State Park. Take in the views of Penobscot Harbor from Mt Battie which includes the village of Camden and on a clear day, Acadia! Visit Owl’s Head Lighthouse and walk the Rockland Breakwater, a unique stone jetty that juts out a mile into the Atlantic Ocean! We’ll camp in Camden Hills State Park near the ocean for the next two nights.

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Hiking in Camden Maine

September 16th/23rd

Monhegan Island

It’s an early start today as we try and catch sunrise over Penobscott Bay right from our campground. Next a one hour ferry ride will take us to the truly unique Monhegan Island. Spend your day hiking, visiting galleries, or taking in the beautiful views of this enchanting island! We often see seals, porpoise, and lots of seabirds on our ferry ride.

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Coastline of Portland Maine

September 17th

Return to Portland

We will pack up in the morning and head back to Portland, ME arriving at about 11AM.

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Coastline of Portland Maine
Wave Splash Maine beach

September 24th

Common Ground Fair

A truly unique experience, the Common Ground Fair has something for everyone! It is put on by MOFGA, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and offers a great look into rural Maine life. The fair offers demonstrations, guest speakers, exhibits, crafts, vendors, animals, and delicious food, all from Maine!

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Wave Splash Maine beach
Maine Lighthouse

September 25th

Return to Portland

We will pack up in the morning and head back to Portland, ME arriving at about 11AM.

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Maine Lighthouse