A day trip to Acadia National Park offers many Instagram-worthy spots, endless outdoor activities, and relaxation. When you stay at Blue Hill Inn, we not only provide a home away from home, but we are also only 45 minutes away from the beautiful Acadia National Park. Come and stay with us while you take in the park’s stunning views and stretch your legs on the trails.
The Perfect Getaway
A day trip to Acadia is a great way to get away from it all and immerse yourself in nature’s quiet wisdom. With trails and lookouts spread across the park, breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, sandy coves, rocky tidepools, and a multitude of recreational activities, there’s plenty to explore and discover. After your day’s adventures, relax in one of our well-appointed rooms. Our historic inn provides charming comfort with modern amenities — a perfect end to your perfect day.
If you want help narrowing things down, feel free to chat with us during your stay for a little extra guidance. You can even add our Explorer’s Package to your stay, which includes 2 bottles of water, trail mix, a cinch bag, and local maps! We look forward to sharing our favorite spots and helping you plan your perfect getaway.
Things to Do
There are so many things to do that you may need to plan to stay for a few days or come back to visit. Acadia National Park is known as the “Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast.” It’s a unique experience worth putting at the top of your bucket list.
Hiking is usually top of the list of favorite things to do. With over 150 miles of trails, the options are virtually endless. But don’t stop there. If you’d prefer two wheels to two legs, a variety of bike paths are available. Choose from gravel, carriage roads, bike paths, or paved roads. Then, there are a variety of water sports. Depending on the season, you can swim, explore the tidepools, or grab an oar and paddle out on the water.
The park also has an abundance of wildlife, including foxes, otters, beavers, fishers, snowshoe hares, and more. We must mention birding when talking about the park’s wildlife. Acadia National Park is also known as the “warbler capital of the world.” Take your binoculars to catch a glimpse of songbirds, birds of prey (eagles, hawks, owls, and more), and shoreline birds, such as sandpipers, gulls, and herons.
Please check the park’s website before visiting to ensure your plans avoid any closures or restrictions the park has in place. Once you arrive, getting a map of the park is helpful. That way, you can know where you are going, especially because cell service is minimal throughout the park. (That’s part of the “getting away from it all” and relaxing.) Lastly, check the weather and wear several layers, as temperatures vary throughout the day. That brings us to the packing list!
What to Pack
Bring a lightweight jacket, water bottle, and good walking shoes. A hat and sunscreen are must-haves for any sunny day. Remember to bring your camera (or phone) and binoculars to capture the beautiful views and wildlife. Include a picnic lunch and snacks so you can stay energized and make the most of your day trip. Lastly, breathe, smile, and experience nature’s beauty and serenity!
With its beautiful scenery, friendly locals, and charming hospitality nearby, a day trip to Acadia National Park is the option for anyone wanting to experience true Maine wilderness. Book your stay today and make your trip to Acadia one to remember.
Published April 2023