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Maine Mountains and Coast

Acadia National Park, Monhegan Island, Camden Hills State Park, Portland Head Light, Grafton Notch State Park.

Spend a week exploring rocky coastline, quaint villages, and mountains while kayaking, biking, canoeing, and hiking.

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

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

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

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

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

September 10th/17th

Depart Portland, ME

We’ll pick you up at 4PM and begin our journey to the Western Mountains of Maine. The small mountain town of Bethel will be our basecamp for the first 3 nights. We’ll get settled into our campground and enjoy a cookout and campfire.

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Canoe Lake in Bethel, Maine

September 11th/18th

Bethel, ME

Maine is home to beautiful lakes and rivers! We’ll kayak or canoe the Androscoggin River or two local lakes in the morning with a picnic lunch back at camp. In the afternoon, we’ll take to the mountains! Ride the scenic chairlift at Sunday River Ski Resort for wonderful views of the surrounding White Mountains as the fall colors begin to change. We’ll do some short hiking and also visit a beautiful covered bridge.

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Canoe Lake in Bethel, Maine

September 12th/19th

Grafton Notch State Park

Discover the beauty of the White Mountains and Grafton Notch State Park! We’ll take a hike that begins on the Appalachian Trail and ends at a beautiful granite outcropping called “Table Rock” with a beautiful view up and down the gorge, Grafton Notch. This is moose country, so we’ll be on the lookout for those majestic creatures. End the day at the Suds Pub and sample some local food and brews.

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September 13th/20th

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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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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September 15th/22nd

Camden/Rockland/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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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 we’ll take a ferry out to the truly unique Monhegan Island. Spend your day hiking, visiting galleries, or taking in the beautiful views of this enchanting island!

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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