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Best Damn Weekend Ever: Acadia National Park

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.
Backpacker_Magazine_Acadia_National_ParkAcadia National Park, Maine Office of Tourism

Plan It

The Way
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).

Camping
Sites at Blackwater Campground are $10/night in April ($20/night, May to October).

Entrance Fee
April is free; May is $10 per car.

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