In no other place do mountains and forest meet the sea in the gripping way they do at Acadia. On the rugged acres of island and coast that are protected here, you can embrace the independent spirit of New England and see what Maine really has to offer.
You’re into this trip for more than a lobster buoy keychain. Make your RV base camp at Acadia and scale the face at Otter Cliffs. Explore historic carriage roads and stone-clad bridges by foot, bike or horseback. Fish for bluefish and brook trout in the same day. Swim at a rare sand beach tucked away in the rocky coastline. Bask in the nation’s first light from the highest peak on the North Atlantic seaboard.
From its beginnings as a 6,000-acre national monument in 1916, Acadia National Park has stretched to cover 47,000 acres of land on and around Mt. Desert Island, Maine. And whether your rig is all-inclusive and plush or just covers the basics to get you settled where you want to be, Acadia’s campgrounds have you covered. From three park-managed spots that are a breeze to navigate, dozens of sites give your RV a coveted place in the Maine woods. Claim a spot here and you can be steps away from the crashing waves of the Atlantic, but may need to squint through the trees to catch a glimpse of other campers.
No matter your speed, pick and choose from everything on offer in the northeast. Acadia serves up hiking and climbing, horseback riding, cycling, and both lake and ocean swimming and fishing. Experience unmatched views of autumn colors, encounter wildlife from both land and sea, and explore half a dozen ecosystems in a single day.