21 great hikes in Acadia National Park, plus hiking tips

Acadia National Park is one of the most famous destinations in Maine, and for good reason. It’s a place filled with natural beauty. It boasts mountains of pink granite, pristine ponds, bubbling brooks, dramatic sea cliffs and one of the state’s sandiest beaches. Acadia is the outdoor enthusiast’s dream, no matter their abilities or skill […]

1-minute ski: Hadlock Loop in Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Moderate. The loop is 4.2 miles long, including the short 0.2 section to and from the loop from the Brown Mountain Parking Area. Whichever direction you ski the loop, you’ll climb gradually uphill for the first half and then ski gradually downhill for the second half. There are no steep sections on this route. […]

1-minute hike: Jordan Cliffs Trail in Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous, depending on if you’re afraid of heights. Round trip from Jordan Pond House, loop hikes with the ascent being on the 1.4-mile Jordan Pond Cliffs Trail vary from 3.7 miles to 5.7 miles, depending on if you want to bag one peak (Penobscot Mountain) or two peaks (Penobscot and Sargent mountains). This […]

Popular trails to reopen in Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park will reopen the popular hiking trails exploring Precipice, Jordan Cliffs and Valley Cove on Thursday, Aug. 3, after months of these trails being closed in an effort to protect nesting peregrine falcons. Celebrated as the fastest bird in the world, the peregrine falcon is listed as “endangered” under Maine’s Endangered Species Act. They […]

Where in the woods am I? Acadia Mountain

The answer is… Acadia Mountain on Mount Desert Island. And the winner, drawn randomly from all who guessed the location correctly, is Randy Andrews of Laurel, MD! Enjoy the $50 L.L.Bean gift card, Randy! And thanks to everyone for playing. Come on back next Monday to play again! And if you’re interested in joining me on this beautiful mountain, stay tuned […]