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Maine

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.
Rating (5)
Program No. 2198RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,299
Maine

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.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,299
Program No. 2198 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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Jul 11 - Jul 16, 2021
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1,449
Aug 15 - Aug 20, 2021
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1,449
Aug 22 - Aug 27, 2021
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1,449
Aug 29 - Sep 3, 2021
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1,449
Jun 19 - Jun 24, 2022
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1,299
Jun 26 - Jul 1, 2022
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1,299
Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2022
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1,499
Aug 14 - Aug 19, 2022
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1,499
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jul 11 - Jul 16, 2021
Starting at
2,029
Aug 15 - Aug 20, 2021
Starting at
2,029
Aug 22 - Aug 27, 2021
Starting at
2,029
Aug 29 - Sep 3, 2021
Starting at
2,029
Jun 19 - Jun 24, 2022
Starting at
1,729
Jun 26 - Jul 1, 2022
Starting at
1,729
Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2022
Starting at
2,079
Aug 14 - Aug 19, 2022
Starting at
2,079

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 View biography
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.
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Lauren Tucker View biography
Lauren Tucker spent years as a marketing executive before returning to her first love, Mount Desert Island. She has extensive knowledge of the island, its wonders and its hidden charms. She enjoys sharing her affinity for the island with Road Scholars.
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.
Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park: An Informal History
by Sargent Collier
Discover Acadia National Park: AMCs Guide To The Best Hiking, Biking and Paddling
by Jerry and Marcy Monkman
Field Guide To Acadia National Park, Maine
by Russell Butcher
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(5)

This trip was amazing! The area is beautiful and our guides were wonderful. Loved meeting other participants from around the country. I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and loved the multi-sport approach. I would recommend this trip to anyone who loves an adventure , beautiful scenery and getting outdoors and being active!

(5)

Wow!!!! This was an amazing trip to a beautiful part of the US! It is definitely highly active but oh so much fun! Linda and Glenn did an outstanding job of providing a great hands on personal experience of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. I would highly recommend! Sharon Carnett, Texas

(5)

If you are interested in an informative active vacation go on a Road Scholar trip.

(5)

Great outdoor multi sport adventure! If you love the outdoors and Nature you are going to Fall in love with Acadia National Park.

(5)

I highly recommend Road Scholar sponsored trips! The activities and educational programs are excellent! I plan on enrolling in future vacations with Road Scholar. The people in my group were also fantastic!

(5)

Road Scholar trips are the best!!!

(5)

This was my first Road Scholar trip and I would do it again in a heartbeat! Glen and Bill are fantastic leaders and everyone else involved mirrored their friendliness and eagerness to make it an enjoyable experience for all participants. All of the events were well paced to match varying abilities. The accommodations are very good and easy walking to restaurants and shops. The food was excellent!

(5)

A week of pure joy. No better way to see and experience Acadia National Park than in a kayak and on a bike and mountain trail. Glenn and Bill were first-rate instructors on this multi-sport adventure. They were fun -- and dispensed information with a healthy helping of humor. Loved every day of this trip.

(5)

Exceeded all my expectations!

(5)

If there is such a thing as a crash course in the culture surrounding Acadia National Park, this tour is it. The history came alive, adding to a better understanding of how Bar Harbor came to be and why people come to stay. The beauty of the place is unique and full of charm. Hiking, biking, and kayaking is the best way to appreciate that. What a wonderful program!

(5)

This was a challenging and rewarding program. Maine is glorious and unique and I will return. Our program leaders were exceptional. Do not miss this opportunity to work hard, learn lots and be immersed in nature. Kim from Minnesota

(5)

This is a terrific program! It has the best of the best - activities, leaders, and learning experiences!

(5)

This trip was amazing. Even though I thought the information provided understated the physical ability needed to perform the activities, I thought it was great and loved the challenges.

(5)

Bar Harbor, Maine is an idyllic place to enjoy the great outdoors through biking, hiking, and kayaking. This trip makes it all possible with a trip leader that knows the area. A perfect vacation for the physically active.






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If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.