Here are the very best kid-friendly hikes in Acadia National Park, for kids aged toddlers to teens.
Planning a trip to Acadia National Park to celebrate its 100th birthday? Here’s how to make the most of your trip, including the best planning guides and special programs to get your kids excited about exploring.
A while back, I took my kids to Acadia National Park’s Take Pride in Acadia Day. This is an annual event where volunteers spend about four hours raking leaves off the park’s famed carriage roads in order to protect them from washouts during the spring snow melt. This was the first year I’ve taken the […]
“Watch this. Watch how I do this. First I go down these big rocks like this. Then I jump over this big crack. Did you see how big it is? Then I go down these steps–are you watching?–and then I climb up and over again and TA DA! I’m done. I’m the best rock climber […]
“What’s the hardest hike in Acadia?” my daughter asked. I was about to find out exactly what she was capable of doing.
Looking for some easy hikes in Acadia National Park? Here are five great hikes that are suitable for the youngest, or oldest, hiker in your party.
See those things up there? Those are what we use to help guide our summers. The best thing about summer is all that time for lazy meandering. But sometimes that time can work against you. Too many mornings spent aimlessly wandering about the yard, too many afternoons spent napping on the couch, too many mindless […]
Flying Mountain in Acadia has a quick, fun climb to the top and an ocean for rock-throwing at the bottom. How could it go wrong?
Great Head in Acadia used to be one of my back-pocket, after-work hikes before I had kids. it’s still one of my favorites simply because the payoff for the effort is unmatched.
We live on a dirt road, which is great for relaxing morning and evening family rambles with the dog. You know what it’s not great for? New bike riders. Learning how to balance, pedal and steer simultaneously is tricky enough without worrying about loose gravel, giant washouts, and a sharply crowned road. As a result, […]