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“Friendly and helpful Great National Park”

Acadia National Park's Hulls Cove Visitors Center
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Owner description: Center offering visitors an audio-visual presentation, maps, special events and the opportunity to talk to rangers.
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Very crowded on a weekday but lots of knowledgeable people were there to help us and all of them were friendly and happy to spend as much time as we needed. Nice little store with maps and a brief informational film.

Thank Dee L L
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

You know there is no reason the people who work in these parks could to be friendly. The young girl at the gate where you get your tickets to enter seemed to be "off in a distant land" or she hated her job. About as friendly as a large rock. That was not a good way for us to enter the park. After getting past her we had a great time and decided a stop at the visitor center would not be any better experience. Seems like we encounter too many of these type people at our national parks.

1  Thank texaswillie
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Pro's: It's Free!!, Scenery, Wildlife

Cons: Windy

Seeing that Acadia National Park is the only National Park I've been to I have nothing to compare it to besides Provincial or State Parks - so keep this in mind. Myself, my girlfriend, and my dog traveled here in August of 2013. Since we live in Nova Scotia we are accustomed to the rocky coast, the high winds and the cool temperatures you'll experience when visiting this park. We decided to visit the less populated Schoodic Point of the park. It was a beautiful drive in. I love the country setting and the people of this area.

Driving in, you'll follow a one way loop around the park ending up along the coast where you can get out and walk along the large, flat, yet rugged coast line. I was impressed with the views when you first enter the park...there is something about an open water view with the mountains looming in the background.

The waters are a deep, clear blue but very cold. If you're interested in sticking your feet in, do it during the first park of the park. Once you get to the main lot the water becomes too strong and violent to attempt this.There are several great spots for pictures though throughout the park.

Finally, as an added note, you'll see why this area can be referred to as having "boiling tides" as the water meets between the high edges of the rocks meeting the shore and bolting upwards toward the sky!!

All in all a must see if you're visiting Maine and want to see a excellent representation of what the North East coast is truly like.

2  Thank Baltzer
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Awesome way to see the park and enjoy the outdoors. The Carriage roads are almost as smooth as pavement, are well laid out and well marked with good signage. Best way to see the park and get some exercise. Can't wait to go back and see some more of this great outdoors.

Thank RDJ77
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Acadia National Park is beautiful! It's a must see when visiting the area. We were even lucky enough to see a Beaver near Witch Hole! We rented bikes and road around the carriage roads, I definitely recommend this activity!

Thank Becca S
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