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by goodfish

Favorite thing: I never know where to put this stuff so am sticking it here... Acadia is virtually open all year, although much of Bar Harbor shuts down between Columbus Day and mid May. Its peak season (when you'll encounter the biggest crowds) is from the beginning of July through Labor Day: hotel reservations are almost mandatory during this time! If you DO risk coming during peak season without a reservation, see the helpful staff at the Thompson Island Visitor Center - they will have a list of vacancies. Late May and June, and Sept. to early Oct. are great times to go if you're looking for a little more solitude.

Park passes can be obtained at:
Hulls Cove and Thompson Island visitor/information centers
Sand Beach Entrance Station (on Park Loop road)
Blackwoods and Seawall camping areas
Acadia Natl. Park info center near Village Green in Bar Harbor
Acadia Park Headquarters (summer weekdays only) on Eagle Lake Rd.

Entrance fees are $20 per vehicle from June 23-early October, and drop to $10 from May 1 - June 22 and early Oct. - Oct. 31. No fee from Nov 1 - May 1.

The free (and eco-friendly) Island Explorer shuttles run to most park sites from late June to Columbus Day: schedules are available at visitor and Info centers or you can view them here.

You can access the Acadia NPS site here.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 5, 2012
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