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If you’re looking for the best possible image of hiking in the American Northeast, look no further than Maine’s Acadia National Park. In these 50,000 acres of stunning hinterlands, you’ll find over 150 miles of hiking trails, ranging from rocky coastal strolls to steep leg-burners (including some wrought-iron ladder climbs). The options here are endless, but the real highlight has to be the sea-to-summit hikes. Trails like the Gorham Mountain and Beehive loops will take you across all four seasons in the span of a few hours—from the maritime-influenced shoreline, through the dense, colorful woodlands, and up to the sea-spritzed peaks. This diversity and richness of landscapes makes Acadia a top-tier hiking destination, one that’s sure to stick with you long after you leave its shores.

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Adventure highlights

  • Explore one of the most popular national parks in the United States

  • Uncover a well-developed network of over 200 hiking trails

  • Combine hiking, biking, wildlife watching and ocean kayaking in one big adventure

Itinerary

Get ready for a five-day multi-sport glamping adventure in the stunning Acadia National Park! Hike, drive, cruise, and paddle to your heart’s content in Maine’s majestic coastal landscapes. Enjoy three days hiking Acadia’s rocky shores, dense forests, and epic peaks. And when you’re off the trails, unwind on scenic boat and kayak tours, taste great local food, and spend nights in cozy campsites under the starry skies!

  • Arrive in Portland and meet your guide by mid-morning for transfer to Acadia National Park. Stop along the way to take in views of the coast and collect any last-minute supplies. In the evening, set up camp at the Blackwoods Campground, your home for the next four nights. Meet your group, settle in to your luxury accommodations in Bar Harbor, get to know one another over a welcome dinner, and review the itinerary for the trip.
    Meals: Dinner

    A picturesque port in Acadia National Park
  • When the sun rises, head out to Acadia’s trails for a full day of hiking. Day 2 will include a morning and afternoon hike, with a chance to see the park’s rocky coast and its wooded trails. Along the way, your guide will share some fun facts about the wildlife and human history of the area. Afterwards, head back to the hotel to relax before dinner and rest before a fun day ahead!
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    A waterfall on the Gorge Path in Maine
  • Early bird day! Wake up well before the sun to head to Cadillac Mountain. As the sky begins to brighten, make your way up to the summit in time to see it peak from above the horizon. This is the first spot the sun touches in the United States for much of the year! Afterwards, hop on bikes to explore Acadia’s carriage roads and explore the Cranberry Islands before heading back to your luxury glamping accommodations!

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

  • Head to Winter Harbor for a wildlife cruise! Your naturalist captain will take you out to sea to spot puffin, seals, and a wide variety of aquatic creatures unique to Maine. In the afternoon, see the coast from a new vantage point with an exciting ocean kayaking tour in the harbor.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    Fishing boats in a harbor in Portland, Maine
  • Your guides will transfer you to Portland for your departing flight. Say goodbye to your guides and group after an amazing adventure and with memories that’ll last a lifetime!

    Meals: Breakfast

    A chair with an oceanside view in Acadia National Park
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Good Trip Adventures
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Good Trip Adventures provide world-class experiences for all trippers – from first-timers to experienced travelers. They’re not just a local operator but a national company that ensures consistent experiences of the highest quality. Good Trip guides are professionally licensed. They are vetted thoroughly, trained often, and prepared for the unexpected. Most importantly, they love what they do!
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Rachel P. (source: Tripadvisor)

When COVID hit, like many people I was left wondering how Id find time to relax in a safe environment. I might be a little anxious about the virus (elderly parents to care for etc) and the escape we had with Good Trip Adventures was, as you might say, exactly what the doctor ordered. We did a multi-day tour and their guides were the best! I felt comfortable the entire time (social distancing measures in full effect) and I had one of the best vacations of my life (including pre-covid times!). We even saw a bear! I’m already dreaming of our next trip. Highly recommend.

Maarten V. (source: Tripadvisor)

We loved our experience and our guides Megan and Alex were great! The hikes were beautiful and we managed to see a lot of wildlife. Our guides were very knowledgeable, sociable and flexible – we would definitely travel with them again. Thanks for a great adventure!

Denise (source: Tripadvisor)

It was a great tour. Beautiful place. Guides, Kyle and Beau, were super nice, knowledgeable, and did the best to give us a wonderful experience. I highly recommend this tour and guides.

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • A seasoned naturalist hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • Three days of hiking
      • Private boat tour
      • Ocean kayaking tour
      • Bike tour of Acadia’s carriage roads
      • Transportation from Portland, ME, to Acadia National Park and back
      • Round-trip transportation for the duration of the tour
      • Two nights at Harborside Hotel in Bar Harbor (price based on double or triple occupancy)
      • Two nights glamping in Bar Harbor (price based on double or triple occupancy)
      • Glamping equipment
      • All meals indicated in the itinerary
      • Park entry fees
      • Photographer

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to Portland, ME
      • Personal hiking and camping gear
      • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • This adventure is ideal for people with decent physical fitness and prior hiking experience. You will be hiking on varied terrain for around 5 hours a day for 3 days, covering anywhere from 5-8 miles on the day. You’ll also take part in a 3-hour beginner-friendly kayaking tour. Conditions can make paddling more or less difficult but your guides will adjust the day to accommodate any water conditions. Keep in mind, the weather in the summer can be very hot and you’ll also be packing a daypack filled with water and other things you’ll need throughout the day. 

  • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

      • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 15-30L bag)
      • Pack cover
      • Hiking poles — optional
      • Reusable water bottle
      • Hiking boots
      • Sandals or camp shoes
      • Wool socks
      • Spare clothes for layering
      • Warm down, puffy, or fleece jacket
      • Waterproof rain or shell jacket
      • Breathable wicking base layers
      • Lightweight hiking pants
      • Warm hat and brimmed sunhat
      • Buff or neck scarf — optional
      • Biodegradable and scent-free toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, etc.)
      • Small first aid kit and blister kit — optional
      • Headlamp
      • Sleeping bag rated to 15°C (available to rent from your guide for $50)
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season.

  • A photographer will be accompanying you on this trip to capture the incredible moments and memories you make together! These photos will be featured on your guide’s website to showcase the amazing experiences their travelers enjoy.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For this adventure, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 5:1.
      • It takes a minimum of 6 people for a tour to operate. The cost does not decrease as the group grows. 

    Hiking in Acadia National Park can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 are only permitted to join private hikes. They must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • To start this tour, fly into Portland International Jetport 4 hours away from Acadia National Park. Please plan to arrive at Portland International Jetport by 12:00 PM EST on Day 1. Your guide will pick you up shortly after arrival. Alternatively, your guide can collect you from your accommodation or another central point in Portland (within 30 minutes of airport) by 11:00 AM EST if you choose to arrive a day early.

    Your guide will transport the group to the airport at 10:00 AM EST on Day 5. Please plan a departure after that time or be prepared to find personal transportation to the airport if your flight departs earlier or much later.

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Acadia National Park, ME, please refer to the US Government’s COVID-19 travel restrictions and Maine’s official COVID-19 guidelines.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

  • A 35% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 3 months (90 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies. 

      • For cancellations thirty (30) calendar days in advance, the Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of eighty percent (80%) of the total amount paid when Booking. 
      • After that deadline, the Client is not entitled to any refund. Any reimbursable expenses arising out of the Booking incurred by Guide prior to the date of cancellation (including but not limited to plane tickets, car rental payments, and lodging or transportation fees) are non-refundable as soon as they are incurred by the Guide.
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