Ultimate Acadia National Park Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour 3 reviews
 
Bar Harbor, United States

  • Refundable
  • Printed Voucher/E-Voucher
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Activity Highlights
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Hulls Cove Visitor Center, 25 Visitor Center Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA

We enter Maine's famous Acadia National Park at the Hull's Cove Visitor Center. As we begin to explore this beautiful natural preserve, we'll learn about the rich forests and why the foliage here is so vibrant in the fall.

Admission Ticket is not included.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Park Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME

Our self-guided driving tour enters the famous Park Loop Road of Acadia. We'll follow this loop all around the park, ending at the summit of Cadillac mountain.

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Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Sieur de Monts Spring, Behind the Nature Center, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME

Our tour takes us past the Sieur de Monts Spring, which plays a significant role in the history of Acadia National Park. In a symbolic sense, it can be said that the birth of Acadia National Park took place in this very spot over a century ago.

Admission Ticket is not included.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Egg Rock Overlook, Park Loop Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA

This spot looks out over Bar Harbor’s Frenchman Bay. You might be able to spot a little island in the bay. This is the home of Egg Rock Lighthouse.

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Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ocean Path Trailhead, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA

Here we've got a second option for a detour: Ocean Path Trail. If the steep inclines of Precipice Trail weren't your style, the gentle, winding path here is a great alternative.

Admission Ticket is not included.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Sand Beach, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609

Next up: Sandy Beach! At just 290 yards long, the beach is small, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in fascinating natural history. You might notice a slight greenish tint to the sand. That’s because of the sea urchins!

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Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Old Soaker, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA

As we continue driving through Acadia, we'll pass Old Soaker. The waves crash against the vertical face of the rock, shooting water up into the air.

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Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Thunder Hole, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME

We'll also see Thunder Hole, a natural rock inlet where waves crash with a thunderous boom.

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Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Monument Cove, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609

Monument Cove is another example of the seemingly miraculous force of nature. Water and time have worn away at the granite over the centuries, leaving behind a twenty-foot tall pillar of rock that looks like a man-made sculpture.

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Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Gorham Mountain Trailhead, Park Loop Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA

As our tour continues through Acadia's Park Loop Road, Gorham Mountain rises to the right. The steep trail up this mountain features a false summit, where it appears to plateau before continuing up further. But both the false and real summit offers a wonderful view of the surrounding landscape!

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Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Boulder Beach, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA

The rocks on this beach are large, egg-shaped stones. The rough waves of the ocean have tumbled these stones into smooth, bowling-ball sized rocks.

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Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Otter Cliff, On the east side of the Park Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME

Next up as we drive as the stunning Otter Cliff and Otter Cove. At the top of Otter Cliff, it’s a steep 110-foot drop down to the chilly Atlantic.

Admission Ticket is not included.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME

Our self-guided tour brings us to Jordan Pond next. We'd highly recommend pausing here to appreciate the views and the restaurant. Jordan Pond was carved out of the earth twenty thousand years ago by a massive glacier.

Admission Ticket is not included.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bubble Pond, Park Loop Road Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME

Bubble Pond is another glacial remnant, hollowed out of the ground tens of thousands of years ago by a massive ice sheet descending on the island from the Arctic.

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Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Eagle Lake Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME

Our drive brings us past Eagle Lake, which serves as the water source for Bar Harbor. It’s also a food source for local birds.

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Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cadillac Mountain Summit Trail, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA

Finally, we begin the drive up to the summit of Acadia's crown jewel: Cadillac Mountain. The views from the top are unmatched!

Admission Ticket is not included.

Duration: 10 minutes

Activity Details
Experience Maine’s most beautiful sights, Maine, with this narrated driving tour! Learn about the Native tribes who once called this place home & the legends they passed down over the centuries. Admire Acadia’s jaw-dropping fall colors on the best hiking trails & overlooks. And of course, summit the majestic Cadillac Mountain.

Due to poor signal in the park, enable OFFLINE MODE while driving.

Recommended: Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together!

Here's how it works: Within 30 mins, we'll send you two things: a unique password & an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, & download the tour. When you arrive, go to the first stop, launch the app, & follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route & speed limit for the best experience.

No expiration -the tour is available from the minute you book until forever!

This is not an entrance ticket to attractions along the route. Check pandemic rules & opening hours before your visit.

Departure & Return
Departure PointHulls Cove Visitor Center, 25 Visitor Center Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA Departure Time Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/13/2020 - 7/20/2021
Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 11:30 PM
7/21/2021 - 8/9/2022
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
ReturnCadillac Mountain, Parking lot, 707 Cadillac Summit Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
What's Included
  • Online Map
  • Online Support
  • Use Airplane mode if you have bad cellular connectivty
  • Admission tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Hulls Cove Visitor Center
  • Entry/Admission - Park Loop Road
  • Entry/Admission - Sieur de Monts Spring
  • Entry/Admission - Egg Rock Overlook
  • Entry/Admission - Ocean Path Trailhead
  • Entry/Admission - Sand Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Thunder Hole
  • Entry/Admission - Monument Cove
  • Entry/Admission - Gorham Mountain Trailhead
  • Entry/Admission - Boulder Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Otter Cliff
  • Entry/Admission - Jordan Pond
  • Entry/Admission - Bubble Pond
  • Entry/Admission - Eagle Lake Acadia National Park
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews
4.3

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  • It is AWESOME!! Allowed us to discover many places in Acadia that we had missed in previous visits to this awesome National Park. We also learned a lot about the Park and the history of each key point. We loved it.

  • Good tool for first timers, nice to see where in park you are and the number that coincide with stops

  • We hiked around Jordan Pond which appears more daunting than the reality. It was the perfect difficulty level for us. It was nice to have a bit of information about each point of interest just before we reached it.

 
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