Acadia National Park is a gem. Few places in America can match its stunning beauty and tranquil serenity.

 

Beautiful and incredibly diverse, Acadia was the first national park east of the Mississippi River. From the tree-lined mountains to the rugged Maine shores, you'll find breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife and a unique climate in this spectacular region. Home to Cadillac Mountain, one of the tallest mountains in the eastern United States, granite glacial formations, boreal and deciduous forests, swamps and wetlands and miles of coastline, Acadia has it all.

Sample Itineraries

DAY ONE

  • Fly into Boston
  • Group meets Grand Classroom representative at baggage claim
  • Depart for Acadia National Park
  • Lunch en route
  • Arrive in Bar Harbor, ME
  • Dinner
  • Sunset walk along the shore path in Bar Harbor, ME
  • Check into hotel in Bar Harbor

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Hike Gorham Mountain to Sand Beach
  • Swim at Sand Beach
  • See Thunder Hole and Otter Point
  • Lunch
  • Enjoy an afternoon of kayaking
  • Dinner
  • Hike to the summit of Cadillac Mountain - one of the highest peaks on the eastern seaboard (2.2 miles)
  • Return to hotel

DAY THREE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Guided bike tour of Acadia - Carriage trails and rustic carriage roads
  • Lunch
  • Visit Bar Island - at low tide this island becomes accessible by foot via a land bridge
  • Lobster boat tour
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

DAY FOUR

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Check out of hotel
  • Visit Jordan Pond House in Acadia National Park
    • Walk around the pond and visit Bubble Rock
  • Depart for Portland, ME
  • Whale watching cruise
  • Dinner
  • Check in to hotel in Portland, ME

DAY FIVE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Boston
  • Freedom Trail
  • Bostom Common
  • Old Granary Burying Ground
  • Old State House
  • Paul Revere's house
  • Old South Meeting House
  • Lunch at Quincy Market
  • Fenway Park tour
  • Other sites as time allows
  • Depart for airport for flight home
Acadia, Maine 12 June 2024 54 °F
Thu 48 °F 60 °F
Fri 51 °F 68 °F
Sat 46 °F 69 °F
Sun 41 °F 47 °F
Boston, MA 12 June 2024 73 °F
Thu 69 °F 69 °F
Fri 73 °F 74 °F
Sat 60 °F 64 °F
Sun 60 °F 63 °F