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Acadia National Park, ME, Photo Travel Essay

How to Spend a Relaxing Vacation at Acadia National Park in Maine
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Clifton Dock, Northeast Harbor, Maine

Clifton Dock is a pleasant respite from our modern world, located in the quaint Mt. Desert Island community of  Northeast Harbor, Maine (photo by Eric H.)

by Eric H.,

In this day of overdevelopment and tacky, cheesey

vacation destinations, Acadia National Park at Mt. Desert Island in coastal Maine counteracts that disturbing trend by offering quiet, natural, unspoiled scenic beauty. Easily one of New England's most pristine travel destinations, there are countless ways to enjoy this special destination where the ocean meets the mountains.  Given this unusual combination of scenery, Acadia National Park stands out as a nature's paradise with plenty of opportunity to stroll, hike and bike this beautiful land, as well as spend  time at the ocean beach (very chilly even in the summer, but worth the scenic, rocky Maine coast splendor). In our photo essay, we will also take you to a special seaside village restaurant and a motel with a perfect harbor location. Let's take a tour of some of those Acadia National Park travel highlights, including quaint villages, pleasing ponds, unusual rock formations, and mountain views:

Acadia National Park Vacation Photo Essay Travel Guide Pages:

Sand Beach on Park Loop Rd.

Downtown Northeast Harbor

Jordan Pond

Tan Turtle Tavern, Northeast Harbor

Cadillac Mountain

Clifton Dock, Northeast Harbor

The Colonel's Deli, Bakery and Restaurant

Kimball Terrace Inn, Northeast Harbor

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New! Watch an incredible video on the beauty of Acadia National Park put together by the Office of Maine Tourism (and some travel suggestions and perspectives below the video from us, at!)

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