Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and surrounding villages

Directions to Acadia National Park

Acadia National ParkAcadia National Park is located along the rocky coast of what is called “Downeast” Maine. Most of the park is on Mount Desert Island and connected to the mainland via two short bridges. The first bridge crosses to Thompson Island where there is a park picnic area and an information center. The second bridge connects Thompson Island to mainland Maine. Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island is approximately a six hour drive from Boston. (local towns & villages)

By Automobile:

Travel Distances from Other Cities:


Location Miles Hours
Bangor, Maine 50 1
Portland, Maine 161 3.5
Kittery, Maine 211 4.5
Boston, Massachusetts 264 6
New York, New York 492 10
Saint John, New Brunswick 227 5
Montreal, Quebec 424 8
Halifax, Nova Scotia 500 10

By Plane:

Direct flights from Boston's Logan Airport land at the Hancock County Airport, located 10 miles from Acadia National Park in Trenton. National airlines serve the Bangor International Airport, about one hour from the park. Car rentals are available at both airports.

(Information from the U.S. Acadia National Park web site)


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