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Hiking in Acadia National Park

This year, the US National Park Service is celebrating 100 years. In honor of the anniversary, Lonely Planet asked eight travel experts (including me!) about ways to explore the USA national parks. Here’s my blurb about family hiking in Acadia National Park (originally but temporarily published by Lonely Planet).

Hiking in Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park is quintessential Maine, where evergreens blanket endless hillsides, where granite mountains rise out of the sparkling sea. The forested hills and cliff-studded coast are laced with 125 miles of trails, some of which are suitable for little hiking boots. Indeed this is New England’s best playground: with woodlands to explore, cairns to follow and rocks to climb, there’s something for all ages. You can even push a stroller on the Cadillac Summit Loop, which – at 1522ft – rewards with glorious views of Frenchman Bay. Download the NPS trail descriptions to choose the best hiking option for your family.