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Hike and learn about the oldest National Park east of the Mississippi, exploring century-old hiking trails, the east coast’s only fjord, Mt. Desert Island and savoring a lobster feast!
Program No. 6125RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,274
Maine

Hiking in Acadia National Park

Hike and learn about the oldest National Park east of the Mississippi, exploring century-old hiking trails, the east coast’s only fjord, Mt. Desert Island and savoring a lobster feast!
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,274
Program No. 6125 RJ
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The itinerary for this program is different on certain dates.
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Prices displayed below are based on per person,doubleoccupancy.
Activity Level: Outdoor: Spirited (9)
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Oct 12 - Oct 17, 2021
Starting at
1,274
Oct 18 - Oct 23, 2021
Starting at
1,274
May 15 - May 20, 2022
Starting at
1,299
Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2022
Starting at
1,349
Jul 17 - Jul 22, 2022
Starting at
1,449
Jul 24 - Jul 29, 2022
Starting at
1,449
Sep 11 - Sep 16, 2022
Starting at
1,349
Oct 2 - Oct 7, 2022
Starting at
1,349
Oct 16 - Oct 21, 2022
Starting at
1,349
Activity Level: Outdoor: Spirited (9)
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Oct 12 - Oct 17, 2021
Starting at
1,694
Oct 18 - Oct 23, 2021
Starting at
1,694
May 15 - May 20, 2022
Starting at
1,729
Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2022
Starting at
1,779
Jul 17 - Jul 22, 2022
Starting at
2,029
Jul 24 - Jul 29, 2022
Starting at
2,029
Sep 11 - Sep 16, 2022
Starting at
1,779
Oct 2 - Oct 7, 2022
Starting at
1,779
Oct 16 - Oct 21, 2022
Starting at
1,779
Activity Level: Outdoor: Choose Your Pace (2)
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jun 5 - Jun 10, 2022
Starting at
1,449
Itinerary Note

Program will be split into two groups based on hiking capability.

Sep 18 - Sep 23, 2022
Starting at
1,449
Itinerary Note

Program will be split into two groups based on hiking capability.

Activity Level: Outdoor: Choose Your Pace (2)
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jun 5 - Jun 10, 2022
Starting at
1,879
Itinerary Note

Program will be split into two groups based on hiking capability.

Sep 18 - Sep 23, 2022
Starting at
1,879
Itinerary Note

Program will be split into two groups based on hiking capability.

At a Glance

Discover why Acadia National Park is a hiker’s paradise as you explore trails that offer a variety of challenging terrain and majestic scenery. Led by Registered Maine Guides and other naturalists, this program vividly demonstrates why lovers of the outdoors are drawn to Mount Desert Island from throughout the U.S. to walk the scenic peaks and picturesque valleys of Acadia. Breathtaking views are your reward for each hike completed!
Activity Level
Varies by date
Hiking for 4-6 hours per day at a comfortable pace. Participants should be physically fit and have prior hiking experience. Some departures will be split based on difficulty level desired by participants. Each of those departure will offer both standard hikes and less strenuous options. Please see Program Dates and Prices and Date Specific Information for details.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Experience amazing hikes on Mount Desert Island include Cadillac Mountain and “Ocean Drive.”
  • Learn about the geology of this area where mountains rise out of the sea and examine the fascinating flora and fauna of this protected environment.
  • Learn from a Maine lobster expert how the crustaceans are captured (with authentic gear and live lobsters!) after you enjoy a real Down East lobster dinner.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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.
Field Guide To Acadia National Park, Maine
by Russell Butcher
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





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