Multi-Sport Adventure: Sea Kayaking, Bicycling & Hiking in Acadia

Kayak below majestic cliffs, bike historic carriage roads, hike stunning mountain trails and enjoy lectures on geology, wildlife and history in Acadia National Park.
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Program No. 2198RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

During a spectacular outdoor adventure in Maine’s Acadia National Park, experience seaside cliffs, ocean air and breathtaking views atop the highest peak along the Atlantic Coast. Cycle on carriage roads by the sea, past the pines and between the cliffs as you learn more about the region’s unique formation and local diversity. Enjoy the spectacular views and some of the most ideal sea kayaking areas in the world while relaxing in the picturesque Down East town of Bar Harbor.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Hikes up to 5 miles over rugged terrain; rides of 12-20 miles; kayaking 5-6 miles; up to 4-6 hours physical activity a day.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Pedal between stunning cliffs and the rocky coasts along the famed Somes Sound, the U.S.’ only Atlantic fjord.
  • Discover superior sea kayaking among the rocky Porcupine Islands of Frenchman Bay.
  • Learn more about the region’s geology, wildlife, marine environment and history during classes both on-site and on the trails.
Featured Expert
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Linda J. Shingleton
Linda Shingleton is passionate about conveying her extensive knowledge of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park to Road Scholars. Like many of the participants who attend Road Scholar programs, she is a retired educator, having spent 30 years in that field, and her ability to relate to others is a major reasons she’s such a well-liked group leader. Linda’s eager to help immerse participants in the diverse history and lore of Acadia and to brighten Road Scholars’ days with her unfailing optimism and good cheer.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Linda J. Shingleton
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Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Field Guide To Acadia National Park, Maine
by Russell Butcher
Discover Acadia National Park: AMCs Guide To The Best Hiking, Biking and Paddling
by Jerry and Marcy Monkman
Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park: An Informal History
by Sargent Collier

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