With more than 4,700 acres of ocean, lakes, mountains and forests, Acadia National Park in Maine is a gem nestled on New England’s coast. Spring in Acadia means smaller crowds, more available parking — and probably some chilly mornings. But the park’s wide-open trails, abundance of wildlife and the feeling of having this island of paradise almost to yourself make taking an off-season vacation here worth it.
Visit Acadia in April, May or June and experience the park with these three must-do spring activities.
Getting to Acadia National Park
Fly into Bangor International Airport and follow U.S. Route 1A east about 25 miles to Ellsworth. From Ellsworth, follow Maine Route 3 south about 20 miles, crossing Trenton Bridge to arrive at Mount Desert Island.