Here are the very best kid-friendly hikes in Acadia National Park, for kids aged toddlers to teens.
Location: Hancock County Distance: 1 mile Difficulty: Easy Ages: All ages, but probably of most interest to those under 10 While visiting family earlier this summer, my son missed a preschool field trip to Lamoine State Park. Since then, he’s been pestering us relentlessly to visit this nearby park. We’ve put it off because it’s […]
Location: Penobscot County Distance: Approximately 2 miles Difficulty: Moderate Ages: 5+ for hiking, 7+ for ice caves We did surprisingly little hiking on our trip to Baxter State Park. Because we were only there for the weekend, we wanted to make sure we really took the time to soak in where we were, which meant […]
Location: Hancock County Distance: Approximately 1 mile Difficulty: Easy Ages: Any age Looking for something a little out of the way? Need an island adventure to go with your hike? Have kids who can’t get enough of log bridges? Then you need to take a trek out to Great Cranberry Island, off of Mount Desert […]
Location: Washington County Distance: 1.2 miles Difficulty: Easy Ages: 4+ Sometimes I undertake a hike with my family out of a sense of duty. I feel like we should get out there just because it’s a thing we do, not because I’m necessarily excited about what a particular trail might hold.That was the mindset I had […]