Hike & Kayak Maine's Acadia National Park

5 Days | Explore an ancient slice of America at Acadia National Park

Multi-Active Adventures
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Stretch your legs while you explore lush natural landscapes that make concrete jungles pale in comparison. This five-day adventure covers the best bits of Acadia National Park, with hikes and kayaking trips taking you to the wonderfully named and beautifully picturesque Bubbles, Cadillac Mountain, Beehive and Porcupine Islands. You’ll crest multiple mountain peaks, tackle trails that’ll test your stamina (and reward it) and paddle along miles of pristine coastline. With some of the most scenic lunches you’ll ever have and dinners at local restaurants included, this is both an epic adventure and a chance to pause, take a few deep breaths of fresh air and enjoy some respite from the usual routines.

Trip overview

Map of Hike & Kayak Maine's Acadia National Park including United States Of America
Start
Bangor, United States
Finish
Bangor, United States
Theme
Multi-Active Adventures
Destinations
United States
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1 - Max 8
Trip code
SKXX
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Hike Acadia’s highest peak, Cadillac Mountain, and be rewarded with breathtaking views of Bar Harbor, Frenchman Bay and the Schoodic Peninsula.
  • Take a ferry to Winter Harbor, a side of the park that only 10% of visitors experience, and see the quieter side from along the Anvil Trail.
  • Enjoy the sea breeze on a kayaking tour of the Porcupine Islands and the coastline of Frenchman Bay, potentially paddling alongside porpoises and harbour seals.
  • Spend your nights staying in the idyllic Bar Harbor (‘Bah Haba’ to the locals), the perfect place to find a plate of Maine lobster.
  • Immerse yourself in the history of Acadia, traced back through the stories of the Wabanaki people and the region’s colonial French settlers.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a hiking trip, so a good fitness level will help you enjoy all included hikes and activities.
  • This trip involves daily hikes ranging in distance from 3.4 - 8 miles (5.5 - 13 km) with a total trip distance of up to 24 miles (39 km). Daily elevation gain/loss ranges from 850 ft (260 m) to 1800 ft (550 m).
  • On this trip, you’ll be required to carry a daypack weighing approximately 8-12 lb (3.5 to 5.5 kg).
  • This trip requires strong hiking and balance skills as well as competent upper body strength to ascend iron rung ladders. It is not suitable for anyone with a fear of heights.

Itinerary

Map of Hike & Kayak Maine's Acadia National Park including United States Of America

Inclusions

Meals

5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, ferry

Accommodation

Inn (4 nights)

Activities
  • Acadia National Park -Great Head of Acadia Hike with trail lunch
  • Shuttle from Bangor to Acadia National Park
  • Acadia National Park -Jordan Pond Hike
  • Acadia National Park - Dorr & Cadillac Mountain hike
  • Round-trip Winter Harbor Ferry
  • Schoodic Peninsula - Blueberry Hill to the Anvil and Schoodic Head with picnic lunch
  • Acadia National Park - The Beehive Trail hike
  • Half Day Sea Kayaking on Frenchman's Bay
  • Shuttle to Bangor
  • Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse visit
  • Mt. Desert Island - Beech Mountain Hike

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Important notes

1. Please note this trip requires a minimum number of booked customers to guarantee the departure. Your Booking Agent will advise at time of booking if the departure has met minimum numbers. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be advised no later than 30 days out from departure. We recommend arranging flights and related travel services once your departure is guaranteed. In the event that your departure is cancelled due to minimum numbers not being met, a full refund will be provided of monies paid.

2. A completed registration form is required to join these trips. You will not be confirmed for the trip until your form has been received and reviewed. We may ask for a medical release signed by your physician for medical conditions or circumstances which could possibly compromise your safety or the safety of others on this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.

3. A signed disclaimer (Acknowledgement of Risks Form) is required at the time of booking for this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.

4. To help ensure this trip is right for you, this trip is subject to additional ‘Essential Eligibility Requirements’ – see the ‘Itinerary Disclaimer’ section of the Essential Trip Information for further details.

5.This trip is operated and run by Wildland Trekking, an Intrepid company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Wildland Trekking customers and Intrepid customers.

6. You will meet your hiking guide and group in Bangor, Maine the morning of Day 1. Your guide will be in contact approximately 2 weeks before your trip to coordinate the exact time and location of the rendezvous, which will depend on current weather and road conditions. This trip concludes at approximately 5:00 PM on the last day.

7. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential Trip Information

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Hike & Kayak Maine's Acadia National Park
From
CHF  2,910