Arches National Park Reservations

US National Parks that Require Reservations – 2024 Guide

Julie National Park, United States 4 Comments

Due to growing popularity and visitation, there are now eleven National Parks that require a reservation in advance. This includes timed entry reservations, vehicle reservations to drive a particular road, or a hiking permit for select trails. Why are National Parks Requiring Reservations? For the last 10 years, visitation in the US national parks has steadily been growing. Contrary to …

New England Road Trip Itinerary

12 Day New England Road Trip Itinerary

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Embark on an exciting New England road trip, exploring Cape Cod’s beaches, Maine’s coastal beauty, and the vast White Mountains of New Hampshire. This fast-paced itinerary is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a mix of sightseeing, town hopping, and hiking. Each destination has its unique charm, providing a well-rounded experience of the best sights in the American Northeast. About this …

Isle au Haut Maine

Isle au Haut: Things to Do, How to Get Here & When to Go

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Isle au Haut is a secluded island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, offering coastal hiking trails, scenic bike routes, and a peaceful fishing village. A significant part of the island is home to Acadia National Park, and its isolation from Bar Harbor keeps the crowds at bay, making Isle au Haut a dream escape for outdoor enthusiasts. We loved our time …

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The Perfect Acadia National Park Itinerary for 2024

Julie United States 28 Comments

With its beaches, coastal views, short hiking trails, and scenic drives, Acadia National Park is a joy to visit. Just outside of the park is Bar Harbor, a charming town filled with hotels and inns, restaurants and shops. Acadia National Park makes an excellent weekend getaway or a quick visit while road tripping through New England. In this Acadia National …

National Parks Hikes

20 Fun, Short Hikes in the National Parks

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One of the best ways to experience the national parks is from a hiking trail. Hike to amazing viewpoints, deep into the forests, through scenic canyons, and to hidden lakes and waterfalls. Along the way, you have a better chance of spotting wildlife and potentially leaving the crowds behind. Here are 20 fun, short hikes in the national parks. Every …

How to Hike the Beehive Trail

How to Hike the Beehive Trail, Acadia National Park

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The Beehive Trail is one of the most thrilling hikes in Acadia National Park. This trail is a tamer, easier version of the Precipice Trail. It features sections of cliff walks and metal rungs, but with less elevation gain and less exposure, this is a good option if you are not quite sure if you can handle the Precipice Trail. …

Best Things to do in Acadia

14 Epic Things to Do in Acadia National Park

Julie United States 18 Comments

Acadia National Park is packed with scenic drives, short but thrilling hiking trails, and breathtaking views. Explore the park by day, go shopping or dine at the restaurants in Bar Harbor at night. Add in boat cruises and lobster feasts and you have all of the ingredients for a wonderful vacation. In this article, learn about the best things to …

Precipice Trail Acadia

The Precipice Trail, Acadia’s Most Thrilling Hike

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The Precipice Trail is Acadia National Park’s most thrilling hike. This short, tough hike features a steep climb, numerous climbs up metal rungs and ladders, and short walks along narrow ledges. To do this hike, you need a good head for heights, since there is a lot of exposure on this trail. As you dangle from the cliffs, you are …

Best Hikes in Acadia

10 Best Hikes in Acadia National Park

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Acadia National Park is filled with an amazing variety of hiking trails. From easy strolls along coastal paths to summit climbs to thrilling cliff walks, there is something here for everyone. One of the things that makes Acadia so unique, and so exciting, is the large number of trails with ladders and metal rungs. Similar to a via ferrata, you …