1-minute hike: Penobscot Mountain Trail in Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Moderate-strenuous. The Penobscot Mountain Trail is 1.5 miles long, according to the National Park Service, and is just one of several trails that explore Penobscot Mountain. Expect plenty of exposed tree roots and rocks, as well as some wet, slippery granite in places. How to get there: The closest parking area in Acadia National […]

1-minute hike: Wonderland, Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Easy. The hike is 1.4 miles, out and back, and the trail is fairly wide and smooth, without many exposed roots and rocks. However, the trail was not designed for wheelchairs or strollers. How to get there: Drive onto Mount Desert Island on Route 3 and veer right after the causeway to head toward […]

1-minute hike: Witch Hole Pond Loop in Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Moderate. The 3.3-mile route is on wide, hilly carriage roads surfaced with gravel. The carriage roads are closed to vehicles and are appropriate for walking, biking, running, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. How to get there: Cross the causeway onto Mount Desert Island on Route 3 (also known as Bar Harbor Road) and veer left […]

1-minute hike: Great Head Trail in Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Moderate. Several rocky sections and a few steep spots along the Great Head Trail make the hike moderately challenging, though the trail doesn’t change much in elevation. The trail forms a 1.4-mile loop, bisected by a cutoff trail (a good option for people looking for a shorter hike). How to get there: To access […]