When Lil announced that she and Tom would be spending a week camping in Acadia National Park, I thought: "Gosh, I've never been to Maine. I've always wanted to see Acadia..." So I invited ourselves a long. They were camping on Mt. Desert Island, but we opted to stay in a motel in Trenton, which is just north of Mount Desert Island (the park is on the island, but does not completely occupy it.)

This webpage describes our visit, perhaps it will inspire you to make a trip there on your own!


Acadia Itinerary

Saturday July 17, 2021

Redeye flight nonstop to Boston. Take off 9:56 PM from SeaTac. Alaska #24

Sunday July 18, 2021

Land in Boston at 6:15 A.M. after 5 1/2 hr flight

Pickup Rental Car

Drive 5 hrs from Boston to Acadia

Acadia Sunrise Motel $99 / night + tax. No breakfast, but room has fridge & microwave.

Monday July 19, 2021

Hiking in Acadia National Park

Hike to summits of Bernard Mountain (1071'), Mansell Mountain (938') and Beech Mountain (841')

Acadia Sunrise Motel $99 / night + tax. No breakfast, but room has fridge & microwave.

Tuesday July 20, 2021

Hiking in Acadia National Park

Climb the Beehive (520') w/ Lil and Molly

Hike to summits of Champlain Mountain (1058') and Gorham Mountain (525')

Walk the Ocean Path

Acadia Sunrise Motel $99 / night + tax. No breakfast, but room has fridge & microwave.

Wednesday July 21, 2021

Hiking in Acadia National Park

Hike to St. Sauveur Mtn (679'), Valley Peak (530') and Acadia Mountain (681')

Walk to Otter Point

Acadia Sunrise Motel $99 / night + tax. No breakfast, but room has fridge & microwave.

Thursday July 22, 2021

Hiking in Acadia National Park

Climb Mt Dorr (1265') and Cadillac Mountain (1522')

Walk to the Tarn

Acadia Sunrise Motel $99 / night + tax. No breakfast, but room has fridge & microwave.

Friday July 23, 2021

Hiking in Acadia National Park

Hike up Sargent Mountain (1373') and Penosbscot (1194')

Walk the Wonderland Trail

Acadia Sunrise Motel $99 / night + tax. No breakfast, but room has fridge & microwave.

Saturday July 24, 2021

Drive 6 hrs from Acadia to Boston

Walk sections of the Eastcoast Greenway Trail

Return rental car, take shuttle to hotel

Hampton Inn $135 / night + tax. Free breakfast, airport shuttle

Sunday July 25, 2021

Take shuttle to airport

Nonstop flight Boston to Seattle. Take off 11:15 A.M. After 6 1/2 hrs land at 2:30 P.M. Alaska #273

Monday July 26, 2021

Tuesday July 27, 2021

Wednesday July 28, 2021

Thursday July 29, 2021

Friday July 30, 2021

Our trip was a hiking vacation. We had five days in the park, and spent each day on the trails. The map shows all the major sites we visited.