Shore Excursion Details

Acadia National Park Loop Road

Bar Harbor, Maine

Acadia National Park Loop Road


  • 2
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Sightseeing

Settle in for an immensely scenic drive along the 27-mile road that loops through Acadia National Park and stop along the way for photos at the most dramatic viewpoints. Frederick Law Olmstead, the landscape architect that famously designed New York’s Central Park, designed the loop road. Although construction began in 1922, the mostly coastal road wasn’t completed for more than three decades. As you will see firsthand, it was well worth the effort. Depending on the conditions and time of day, you may stop at precipitous Otter Cliff, the Sieur de Monts Spring or Thunder Hole, a small inlet carved out of the granite rocks. If the tidal conditions are just right, the water will rush into the cavern below and violently spew out high into the air with a thunderous roar. Enlightening commentary will enhance your understanding of this first national park created east of the Mississippi River.


• Follow the gorgeous 27-mile roadway that loops through Acadia National Park.
• Pass secluded beaches, panoramic overlooks and historical homes within the park.
• Stop for photos at a dramatic overlook such as Thunder Hole.


• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: Weather appropriate clothing and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This tour is primarily panoramic in nature with walking at the guest’s discretion during stops. It is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, can make their way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Please note this tour does not include Cadillac Mountain. Photo stops are dependent on traffic, weather, and parking restrictions at the respective sites. Some stops do have uneven terrains, steps or cobblestones.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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