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Acadia Natl Park - late April - hiking???

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Acadia Natl Park - late April - hiking???

We will be in Boston for the 2014 Boston Marathon. Hoping to then go to Acadia National Park for a few days of hiking since we will be on the East Coast. My understanding is some of the park will not be open yet. However, will there still be plenty of hiking we could do either in and/or around the park? Any other adreneline junkie like activities anyone could recommend?

Our hearts are not set on having to see the whole park. However, we want to make sure we'll have plenty to do other than just stroll through the shops of Bar Harbor, etc....


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1. Re: Acadia Natl Park - late April - hiking???

During the winter months a portion of the Park Loop Road is open for scenic driving. All of the hiking trails and carriage roads are open. The issue can be easily accessing the trail heads. You should purchase a good trail map and I'm sure you will find that there is plenty for you to see and do during the off season. You can also bike the carriage roads and if it is late enough in April and the road is clear, you can also bike the Park Loop Road free of traffic which is really great.

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2. Re: Acadia Natl Park - late April - hiking???

Love going there that time of year. Depending on the winter there could still be pockets of snow at the higher elevations (we hit some in 2007). Some of the trails were a little muddy; again, depends on what the weather has been like. There are no people. You can hike all day and not see anybody. The temperature is cool but perfect for outdoor activities. There is enough open in town to do some shopping and dining. Off season rates are great at the places that are open.

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