Acadia National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour

Explore Acadia National Park's beautiful foliage and stunning vistas with a self-guided audio tour! Nestled away in the remote, unspoiled nature of Bar Harbor, Maine, Acadia is best known for its vibrant fall colors, which span the color spectrum from radiant yellows to deep reds. This self-guided driving allows you to explore Acadia’s wonders with maximum flexibility and value. You can also use the tour for most of the park shuttle’s Loop #4.

Due to poor signal in the park, be sure to enable OFFLINE MODE while driving.

Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together!

Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a password & an app. Download the app, enter password & download tour. When you arrive, go to the Hulls Cove Visitor Center to start the tour. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience.

Uncertain Travel Date? The tour’s valid for 30 days from booking!

This is not an entrance ticket. Check COVID rules & opening hours before your visit.

per adult from

$3

NZD

Duration

4 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Online Map
    • Online Support
    • Use Airplane mode if you have bad cellular connectivty
    What's excluded :
    • Admission tickets
    • Entry/Admission - Hulls Cove Visitor Center
    • Entry/Admission - Park Loop Road
    • Entry/Admission - Sieur de Monts Spring
    • Entry/Admission - Egg Rock Overlook
    • Entry/Admission - Ocean Path Trailhead
    • Entry/Admission - Sand Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Thunder Hole
    • Entry/Admission - Monument Cove
    • Entry/Admission - Gorham Mountain Trailhead
    • Entry/Admission - Boulder Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Otter Cliff
    • Entry/Admission - Jordan Pond
    • Entry/Admission - Bubble Pond
    • Entry/Admission - Eagle Lake Acadia National Park
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Hulls Cove Visitor Center, 25 Visitor Center Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA

    We enter Maine's famous Acadia National Park at the Hull's Cove Visitor Center. As we begin to explore this beautiful natural preserve, we'll learn about the rich forests and why the foliage here is so vibrant in the fall.

    Admission Ticket is not included.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Park Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME

    Our self-guided driving tour enters the famous Park Loop Road of Acadia. We'll follow this loop all around the park, ending at the summit of Cadillac mountain.

    Admission Ticket is not included.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Sieur de Monts Spring, Behind the Nature Center, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME

    Our tour takes us past the Sieur de Monts Spring, which plays a significant role in the history of Acadia National Park. In a symbolic sense, it can be said that the birth of Acadia National Park took place in this very spot over a century ago.

    Admission Ticket is not included.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Egg Rock Overlook, Park Loop Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA

    This spot looks out over Bar Harbor’s Frenchman Bay. You might be able to spot a little island in the bay. This is the home of Egg Rock Lighthouse.

    Admission Ticket is not included.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Ocean Path Trailhead, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA

    Here we've got a second option for a detour: Ocean Path Trail. If the steep inclines of Precipice Trail weren't your style, the gentle, winding path here is a great alternative.

    Admission Ticket is not included.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Sand Beach, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609

    Next up: Sandy Beach! At just 290 yards long, the beach is small, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in fascinating natural history. You might notice a slight greenish tint to the sand. That’s because of the sea urchins!

    Admission Ticket is not included.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Old Soaker, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA

    As we continue driving through Acadia, we'll pass Old Soaker. The waves crash against the vertical face of the rock, shooting water up into the air.

    Admission Ticket is not included.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Thunder Hole, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME

    We'll also see Thunder Hole, a natural rock inlet where waves crash with a thunderous boom.

    Admission Ticket is not included.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Monument Cove, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609

    Monument Cove is another example of the seemingly miraculous force of nature. Water and time have worn away at the granite over the centuries, leaving behind a twenty-foot tall pillar of rock that looks like a man-made sculpture.

    Admission Ticket is not included.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Gorham Mountain Trailhead, Park Loop Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA

    As our tour continues through Acadia's Park Loop Road, Gorham Mountain rises to the right. The steep trail up this mountain features a false summit, where it appears to plateau before continuing up further. But both the false and real summit offers a wonderful view of the surrounding landscape!

    Admission Ticket is not included.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Boulder Beach, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA

    The rocks on this beach are large, egg-shaped stones. The rough waves of the ocean have tumbled these stones into smooth, bowling-ball sized rocks.

    Admission Ticket is not included.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Otter Cliff, On the east side of the Park Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME

    Next up as we drive as the stunning Otter Cliff and Otter Cove. At the top of Otter Cliff, it’s a steep 110-foot drop down to the chilly Atlantic.

    Admission Ticket is not included.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME

    Our self-guided tour brings us to Jordan Pond next. We'd highly recommend pausing here to appreciate the views and the restaurant. Jordan Pond was carved out of the earth twenty thousand years ago by a massive glacier.

    Admission Ticket is not included.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bubble Pond, Park Loop Road Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME

    Bubble Pond is another glacial remnant, hollowed out of the ground tens of thousands of years ago by a massive ice sheet descending on the island from the Arctic.

    Admission Ticket is not included.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Eagle Lake Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME

    Our drive brings us past Eagle Lake, which serves as the water source for Bar Harbor. It’s also a food source for local birds.

    Admission Ticket is not included.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Cadillac Mountain Summit Trail, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA

    Finally, we begin the drive up to the summit of Acadia's crown jewel: Cadillac Mountain. The views from the top are unmatched!

    Admission Ticket is not included.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Hulls Cove Visitor Center, 25 Visitor Center Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
    Departure Time :
    7/13/2020 - 11/7/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Cadillac Mountain, 707 Cadillac Summit Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Written, English - Audio

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

5

Organised by Paradise Travel

Activity ID: V-267535P6

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