Hiking in Acadia National Park in Maine

travel makers mdHome to the tallest mountain on the Atlantic Coast, many hikers like the challenge that is Acadia National Park. Located in Maine, Acadia National Park has 47,000 acres and more than 120 miles to explore. Don’t worry. You don’t need to be an expert hiker in order to tackle these trails. There are some for the beginners and families who just want to take a stroll to the more advanced trekker. Here are just a few that you can try while you are there:

Ocean Path: It is said that this trail is the most popular and scenic of the Acadia paths. It’s 4 miles round trip but be careful because there are jagged edges at times, but it’s definitely a trail you want to try.

Cadillac Mountain Summit Loop: The highest peak on Mount Desert Island, it’s great for morning hikes because of its beautiful view of the sunrise.

Jordan Pond Path: Take a nice easy walk around the Jordon Pond. It’s perfect for beginner hikers and families with youngsters. After your walk, make sure that you stop in the Jordan Pond House, where you can enjoy tea with their well-known popovers and jam or one of their larger meals while you also enjoy a view of the pond and the mountains.

Pemetic Mountain: Towering over Jordan Pond is the Pemetic Mountain. Caution though – this mountain is not for the beginner. You need some hiking skills to get to the top of this steep mountain, but if you make it the scenery is your reward.

Wonderland Trail: Looking for something short and sweet, than look no further than Wonderland Trail, short trails with nice scenery along the way. There are tide pools along the way, perfect for the little ones who have an inner explorer.

Gorham Mountain Trail: If you’re looking for something to get your heart pumping, then head over to Gorham Mountain Trail. Definitely harder than a basic stroll, it is a short and easy peak hike.

Iron Rung Routes: One of the most interesting parts of Acadia National Park is the Iron Rung Routes which is, just that, a route where you can negotiate the contours of the mountain side by using iron runs, ladders and handholds. This is for advanced hikers only and definitely not for small children or someone who is afraid of heights.

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