Acadia National Park

Since we are only 5 minutes from an entrance to the park, we thought you might find some information about Acadia National Park helpful during your stay at Anna's. So here goes!

Did you know that Mount Desert Island is two thirds park land?

Acadia is actually 46,000 acres and has 24 mountain peaks. There are 57 miles of carriage roads and 130 miles of pristine hiking trails. Plenty of space to cycle, cross-country ski or snowshoe around mountains in a car free environment. Or, if you please, hike the mountains of Acadia and take in the spectacular ocean views, granite cliffs dropping into the ocean, and Somes Sound, the only fjord in North America.

Have kids? Why not take the Acadia National Park Junior Ranger Program and let them become official Junior Rangers! All you need to do is purchase a Junior Ranger booklet from the visitor center, complete the activities within, and attend ranger led programs. Hand your completed booklet back to the visitor center at the end of your stay, and you will receive an Acadia National Park Junior Ranger patch!

And if you parents are jealous there is a ranger program for you as well!

This is a photo taken at Jordan Pond House, a GREAT place to have popovers, or lobster bisque!
But all the food here is good.
Afterwards you can burn off some calories by hiking the trail around Jordan Pond.
Also this makes a great intermission for those exploring the 57 miles of Carriage Roads by bike.

This is a photo of the boat race...

There is no better way to see the island than to by boat. There are many people you can ask to book private cruises but we like the Downeast Friendship Sloop.

Ask for Karl and he will take you wherever you please on his Friendship Sloop, The Alice E. which was built in 1899, and is the oldest working Friendship sloop today.
These sail powered vessels were built in Maine in the late 1800’s as working lobster boats and have remained popular because of their beauty and seaworthy nature.

This is the Ship Harbor Trail in Manset.
It is an easy hike for all ages, and gives the hiker a good example of what our unique and rugged coast line is like.

This is the Anemone Cave, just South of Schooner Head. Great place to find Sea Urchins, barnicles and other critters!
It is very important to plan your trip here at low tide. It is not in plain view, so be sure to ask Marc where it is at.

A birds eye view over looking cliffs.

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Anna's Quietside Cottages

Marc Chalfoun
PO Box 122
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679

Phone 207.266.8017

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