Your Visit to Acadia National Park

Planning a visit to Acadia Maine or Acadia National Park? Glenmoor by the Sea has got you covered with what to do, what to see, and where to stay!
Acadia National Park Cadillac Mountain sunrise

What to See in Acadia

In Acadia National Park, there are a plethora of breathtaking views that it can be hard to decide what you absolutely need to see while you're there. Let us help you! Here are a few of our favorite must-see locations:

Park Loop Road

This 27-mile drive through Acadia National Park allows you to see many of the park's highlights in one go-around. Along the way, there are plenty of places to pull off for photo ops of the unbelievable scenery!

Thunder Hole

Thunder Hole is a little inlet along the park road that allows you to experience the crashing waves up-close. The viewing area gets you just feet away so be prepared to get sprayed!

Ocean Path

The Ocean Path is just what it sounds like. It's a 2-mile, mostly flat walking path on the water's edge. This path is the perfect way to enjoy the beach and even get your feet wet!

Cadillac Mountain

Cadillac Mountain is one of the most popular destinations in Acadia National Park for visitors as it is the highest point on the East Coast. Luckily, Cadillac Mountain is accessible by car making it easy for you to witness the full surrounding landscape.

What To Do in Acadia

There is much to do in Acadia, Maine. Although it is most well-known for Acadia National Park, Acadia is full of great shopping and good eats.

Visit Acadia National Park

As one of the nation's most beloved and visited parks, Acadia National Park protects a patch of coastal Maine where the north woods meet the Atlantic Ocean. It's the first national park east of the Mississippi River and sprawls across half of Mount Desert Island. It is known to be a place where New Englanders can escape into nature and take in beautiful Maine views. Acadia National Park can be explored in one day but we recommend visiting for a few days to get the most out of your experience.

Eat at One of the Best Restaurants

The towns in the Acadia National Park area offer a variety of local places to dine including restaurants, breweries, and of course - lobster shacks. Here are some of our favorite places to eat in Acadia:

Jordan Pond House - a waterside restaurant with a fantastic view of Jordan Pond. Sit and take it all in while enjoying hot tea and a fresh popover.

Atlantic Brewing Company - a hotspot for craft beer and pub food. As the only brewery on Mount Desert Island, Atlantic Brewery offers a wide variety of small-batch beers.

Beal's Lobster Pier- a classic lobster shack with an authentic feel. Grab a fresh lobster roll and a picnic table overlooking the harbor for the full Maine experience.

Go shopping

The Acadia area is home to more than just hiking trails and ocean views. There is plenty of shopping to be done. Here are some of our favorite Acadia shopping spots:

Acadia Shop - clothing, food, pottery, houseware, soap, incense & more
Cadillac Mountain Sports - outdoor gear & apparel
The Jekyll & Hyde Shop - Maine Tourmaline, cutlery, jewelry, clothing, cameras, binoculars & more
Cool As A Moose - Maine apparel, gifts, sunglasses & souvenirs
Bar Harbor Tea Company - collections of all-natural teas, teapots, teacups & more
Fair Trade Winds - fair trade gifts & custom-made products

Where to Stay in Acadia

While planning your trip and looking for a place to stay near Acadia, consider staying with Glenmoor by the Sea. Glenmoor by the Sea is located just a car ride away from Acadia National Park and all of its glory. Not only will you be in a central location, but you'll also be staying at an inn on the water. Take a look at our rooms and book your stay with us today!