RV Camping – Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park

Are you hoping to spend some time next summer exploring forest trails, photographing ocean vistas and biking up mountains? There’s one place where you can do it all! Acadia National Park, located on the US Atlantic Coast in Maine, is the perfect place to play outdoors on your next RV camping vacation.

To get your travel hunger revving, we’ve gathered lots of information about this ruggedly beautiful Park. Here are our suggestions for thoroughly enjoying an RV camping trip to Acadia National Park.

Places to See
Acadia is unique because it’s located mostly on islands in the Atlantic. Mount Desert Island, on which the town of Bar Harbor, Maine is found, offers a wide range of fascinating outdoor habitats for RV campers to explore. Easily accessible by vehicle, the Island is home to marshes, lakes, forestland and rugged granite mountains.

The tallest peak on the Island is Cadillac Mountain, a great place to catch a view of the smaller islands farther out into the Atlantic. By the way, if you love nautical history, travel to Little Cranberry Island by ferry to visit Islesford Historical Museum.

The Park Loop route will take you around the Island, with opportunities to see scenic Bar Harbor streets, ocean, lake and forest wildlife species and helpful interpretive exhibits along the twenty-mile drive.

Things to Do
One of the nicest things about this Park is the Island Explorer buses! These fare-free buses take you to all the best spots in the Park, back to your campground and even to other area attractions. Park your RV in one of the area campgrounds and plan to take the bus to get familiar with Acadia.

Once you’ve found your bearings, why not bike along part of the forty-five miles of carriage roads on Mount Desert Island? Looping around the Island’s lakes and ponds, across the many stone bridges, and up to the peak of Cadillac Mountain, the carriage roads provide an unforgettable way to see the Park’s best attractions.

Another must-do is hiking at least a few of the nature trails throughout the Park. You may never put your camera away, once you’ve experienced the awesome ocean views or captured the rugged beauty of a lighthouse.

To experience the entire range of Park plant life in one small setting, visit the Wild Gardens of Acadia at the Sieur de Monts Nature Center. While at the Nature Center, learn about the area’s Native American legacy at the Abbe Museum. Also, plan to treat yourself to a slice of history by having lunch, tea or dinner at Jordan Pond House.

Where to Stay
While there are no utilities at the campgrounds inside the Park, there are two very nice campgrounds in the woods for RV campers who don’t mind dry camping. If you’d like things a little less rustic, there are several private campgrounds adjacent to Acadia National Park. Bar Harbor Campground can accommodate large RVs and boasts an incredible view of the Atlantic.

Another fantastic full-service RV campground is Smuggler’s Den in the Southwest Harbor area. A heated pool, large campsites and access to beaches and hiking trails make it a wonderful home base for your trip.

Break out your hiking shoes and dust off your camera! If you’ve never experienced the rugged splendor of the northern Atlantic Coast, it’s time you did. Acadia National Park is a wonderland of outdoor recreation activities for RV campers. We’re here to help you reserve a luxurious RV and start planning your unforgettable trip to Acadia. You can pick up your RV rental at our Boston RV Rentals location and take a leisurely drive up the coast to Bar Harbor, Maine to visit the park.

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