This page provides a link to our Ask Acadia on My Mind! series of questions and answers. If you have a question about Acadia National Park on your mind, whether you’re a first-time visitor or a long-time fan, feel free to leave a comment below, or contact us through the About us page.
Launched in May 2015 when we got a question on our Facebook page from a first-time visitor interested in camping in Acadia, this Q&A series can help address queries about things to see and do, places to stay and eat, and how to get around car-free.
While our focus has been on the approximately 155 miles of hiking trails in Acadia National Park, as a result of the hiking guides we’ve written for Falcon, we’ve gotten to know other aspects of the park and surrounding communities in our travels as well. We’re not restaurant critics or travel agents, but we have opinions and experience that we’re happy to share if asked.
On this blog, we’ve covered such varied topics as running in Acadia, Snowy owls, the park centennial in 2016, history, diversity and nature. Reporting for the blog and the hiking books helps inform what we can bring to Ask Acadia on My Mind!
We may not be able to answer every question, or respond right away, but we’ll do our best. As we answer additional questions in this series, we’ll post links below. Subscribe to our blog so you won’t miss any of our posts.
Have a question? Then Ask Acadia on My Mind!
Top Acadia carriage road loop hikes for end of mud season? Question from Caroline of Cape Cod – answered May 11, 2019
Blackwoods campsites with view, reservations in off-season? Questions from Gia of Colchester, Conn., and Maud Rydell, of Hope Valley, R.I. – answered March 24, 2018
Hike Beehive or other Acadia trails in winter? Question from Steve, who’s planning a December trip – answered December 3, 2017.
Things to do in Acadia if bad knees? Question from Sherry Burmeister of Lansing, Mich., about things to do in Acadia and Bar Harbor if can’t hike very much or bike – answered May 30, 2017.
Planning a trip to Acadia in winter? Question from Tom Campbell of Denver, North Carolina, about climbing Cadillac to see the first sunrise on New Year’s Day – answered December 18, 2016.
Grand Tour of Acadia Peaks: How many to hike in 1 day? Question from Bonnie Jean, about how many peaks it’s possible to connect in one day – answered July 2, 2016.
Camping in Acadia National Park? Questions from Steve and Janet, Anna, and Jaymi, about everything from tenting, RVing, tenting on an RV site, and where to go swimming or get a lobster dinner – answered June 17, 2016.
Visiting Acadia during Centennial? Question from Peter of Eugene, Ore., who doesn’t want to feel like an ant on a trail if it’s crowded in August in the year of the Centennial – answered May 8, 2016.
Bicycling Acadia carriage roads? Question from Jay Miller of Brighton, Mich., about biking from Blackwoods to carriage roads – answered March 8, 2016.
Good place for stargazing in Acadia? Question from Les, about best places to set up telescope in the park at night – answered Nov. 4, 2015.
Looking for romantic things to do? Question from Aaron of Cleveland, who’s celebrating his 1-1/2 year anniversary with his girlfriend – answered Oct. 13, 2015.
Camping or cruise ship question? Questions about finding quiet in Blackwoods from a camper, and getting to hiking trails from a cruise ship passenger, from Robert F. of Boston and Lynn M. – answered September 27, 2015.
Where’s bus to Jordan Pond House? Question about taking Island Explorer, from Nancy Murphy – answered August 29, 2015.
Where to stay, eat in fall in Acadia? Questions from first-time visitor Nancy from Tyngsboro, MA, and from Jessica of southern NJ, who’s running the MDI Half Marathon – answered August 2, 2015.
Planning a visit to Acadia in August? Questions about Perseid meteor showers, Precipice Trail reopening and best spots for scenic photos for engagement announcement, from I.D., Dave, and Q – answered July 17, 2015.
Is Otter Creek a good place to stay? Question from Evelyn Sullivan – answered June 27, 2015
First-time visitor to Acadia? Question about camping in the park from Ryan – answered May 2, 2015