|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
Backpacker Magazine – April 2008
Avoid the crowds in Maine's Acadia National Park by skipping getting a jump on the season and hiking the park in the Spring. Stephen King country never looked so good.
From Portland, ME, take I-95 north to US Alt. 1 /ME 3. It's three hours to the park's main entrance.
Maps and Guides
Pair Hiking Acadia National Park by Dolores Kong and Dan Ring ($17; Falcon) with the Acadia National Park Map ($5; mapadventures.com).
Sites at Blackwater Campground are $10/night in April ($20/night, May to October).
April is free; May is $10 per car.