Best Places To See The Fall Colors Of Bar Harbor
October 5, 2017 Posted In: Bar Harbor
Acadia National Park is probably one of the best places to see all of the radiant colors of fall in the Bar Harbor area. No matter where you go in Acadia, you can take delight in your experience with so many hiking trails and sights to see, you really can’t go wrong. Leaf peeping isn’t all Acadia has to offer, there are many wonderful restaurants close by to choose from that will satisfy all palates.
If you live close or far away, you can take the beautiful drive to Acadia, and enjoy all of the beauty Maine has to offer along the way. No matter which direction you come from, the drive to Acadia will be picturesque. You will want to take pictures along the way, and once you have arrived you will find the views from Mount Desert Island’s look-outs and mountains in Acadia National Park undoubtedly breathtaking.
If you are a casual hiker and like a moderately strenuous hike, you may want to give Gorham Mountain a try in Acadia National Park. If you take the shorter easier trail this hike can be enjoyed by the whole family. Visit the park’s visitor center to obtain a pass and more information then drive the famous Park Loop Road. After viewing the surf at Thunder Hole, drive a little further until you find the parking lot for Gorham Mountain. You will need to allow for about 1-2 hours to climb to the summit and back for this 2-mile hike. It will be a nice gentle climb with some gorgeous rock steps. Eventually, you will be met with pink granite rock that will indicate you are almost to the peak. The hike will be invigorating and the view will be spectacular from the top. You will be able to see the foliage in all its glory as you look down upon Sand Beach, Otter Point, Beehive, Great Head and part of Cadillac Mountain. Once you have soaked in the view and are ready to head back down, simply go back the way you came up. As you finish driving around the Park Loop Road you can enjoy some of the sights you could see from atop the mountain.
After a busy day of driving, taking pictures, climbing a mountain and enjoying some great food, you will want to get cozy in a warm comfy bed at the end of the day. Acadia Sunrise Motel in Trenton, Maine is the perfect place to rest while visiting Acadia. It’s close by and offers great rooms that won’t put a strain on your budget. Enjoy leaf peeping and comfortable accommodations this fall at Acadia Sunrise Motel.