The United States has many wonderful National Parks that showcase the outstanding natural beauty of the land, but perhaps the finest is the spectacular Acadia National Park located in the picturesque State of Maine. Encompassing an enormous 47,000-acre space on the coast, the spectacular Acadia National Park is a superb place for nature-loving adventure seekers as there is so much to see and do. For the best trip, it is worth booking your holiday with experienced organizers like Grand American Adventures.
Like all great National Parks, Acadia is made up of a range of natural features. Here you can see dense woodland, epic lakes, granite peaks and rocky beaches. This diverse nature also ensures that Acadia is home to an abundance of wildlife, including bears, moose, whales, and seabirds. As such a large area there is a huge amount to explore, but here are a few of the best places for adventure lovers.
Cadillac Mountain is easy to spot as it reaches an imposing 1,530 feet high into the Maine sky. This makes it the highest point on the entire East Coast! Whether you drive up the access road or hike the Loop Trail, you will be blown away by the colours and incredible views. Be sure to go early for the best views and to avoid the crowds.
The stunning Jordan Pond provides the type of scenery that you only see on postcards. The serene clear waters perfectly reflect the surrounding mountains and can be found with a pleasant stroll through the evergreens on the Jordan Pond Nature Trail. You can also head out onto the waters on a canoe or kayak. Be sure to reward your trek with a meal at the highly rated Jordan Pond House Restaurant and soak up the calm atmosphere here.
With a name like Thunder Hole, you can expect plenty of action and adventure and it certainly does not disappoint. This small inlet has a semi-submerged cave where the waves rush inside and when the air and water are forced back out it creates a thunderous roar and water spouts as high as 40 feet into the air!
Those that seek adrenaline will want to take on the challenging Precipice Trail, which is a 2-mile round trip that takes you up Champlain Mountain by iron rungs and ladders. The reward? Astonishing views of Sand Beach and beyond.
Acadia National Park is, unquestionably, one of the most beautiful areas of the USA and somewhere that is perfect for adventure.
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