Acadia National Park Self-Guided Driving Tour

Acadia National Park Self-Guided Driving Tour

From US$ 8 per person

Explore the rich foliage, stunning vistas, and scenic lookouts of Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine with this self-guided driving tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 365 days
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Audio guide included
English
Small group
Limited to 5 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the autumn colors of New England at your own pace
  • Explore Acadia’s Cadillac Mountain, Ocean Path, and more with a scenic drive around Park Loop Road
  • Learn about Bar Harbor, Maine’s rich history and how Acadia came to have its beautiful foliage
  • Discover hidden beauties of the National Park, including Jordan Pond, Sieur du Mont Springs, and Thunder Hole
Full description
Take this self-guided driving tour, immersing yourself in the stunning fall colors and rich history of Maine, beginning at downtown Bar Harbor. Discover La Rochelle, a Gilded Age mansion, and learn about the raging fire that gave rise to today’s vibrant autumn foliage. Enter Acadia National Park at the Hulls Cove Visitor Center and begin the drive around Park Loop Road. Along the way, discover the Great Meadow, Sieur de Mons, and Bar Harbor’s history. Pause at Beaver Lake and Jackson Labs to learn about Acadia’s wildlife before continuing on to Egg Rock Overlook and the Precipice Trail. Take a detour at Schooner Head, pausing at the Ocean Path Trailhead if you want to explore the path on foot. Continue along to Sand Beach, Old Soaker, Thunder Hole, Monument Cove, Otter Cliffs, and Hunters Beach. Pause at Jordan Pond for delicious popovers and jam or simply to enjoy the view. Continue past Bubble Pond and Eagle Lake, and finally begin driving up to the top of Acadia’s most famous peak: Cadillac Mountain. Your tour ends there, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beautiful vistas atop the mountain.
Includes
  • Self-guided tour taken via the app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access to the app
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

This is a self-guided tour. It begins at the Hulls Cove Visitor Center. Be sure to check your email before you begin driving to download the local partner's app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. Make sure to perform these steps before you arrive since there is very little data/wifi on-site. From the visitor center, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. If you have any questions, please contact the local partner.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Charged Smartphone
  • * Your own vehicle
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms.
  • Vehicle rental is not included. Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person.
  • Please ensure you have a charger in the car.
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app.
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists.
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms.
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
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We have driven the loop road many times before and used to have a book that we could read information at each stop. This was very entertaining. For some reason the sound came through the audio on the car so we would only have needed to register for one and bot two people.

September 20, 2021

Excellent experience, buy this now! Amazing price for what you get. Because the app uses your location, it tells you where to pull off for good photo spots ahead of time. This made finding parking spots super easy on the busy day I drove through Acadia with my family. Very informative and very helpful for those who are new to the area. The virtual tour guide gave a rich history of the area while pointing out new photo spots I didn’t know about. Well worth it! P.S. The app was a little tricky to get started because I couldn’t find the access code in the email they sent me. But the access code comes in a 2nd email about 20 minutes after you book. Just wait for that 2nd email and you’ll be all set!

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August 3, 2021

Once I had cell service it worked well and was very easy to use. It knew were I andwas very informative along the way.

October 6, 2021

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