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Great Head Trail (Acadia National Park) - Hiking

Maine, United States

By lydia.crawford

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What are the activities at Great Head Trail (Acadia National Park) ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Great Head Trail (Acadia National Park)?

The Great Head Trail is a moderate hike in Acadia National Park that offers hikers beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean. The trailhead is located near the Sieur de Monts Spring, and the hike is just over a mile long. The trail winds its way through a forest of spruce and fir trees, and then opens up to a rocky headland with stunning views of the ocean. There are several benches along the trail where hikers can stop to take in the views, and there are also several spots where visitors can climb up to get a better view. The Great Head Trail is a great hike for visitors who want to experience the beauty of Acadia National Park without having to do a strenuous hike.


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Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-68.1775034
44.3298207

What are the coordinates and address of Great Head Trail (Acadia National Park)?

Great Head Trail (Acadia National Park)
Great Head Trail (Acadia National Park), Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA

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Starting Point

The start of the trails at the Great Head Trail (Acadia National Park) in Maine can be accessed by parking at the Sieur de Monts Spring parking lot and following the signs to the trailhead.

Why visit Great Head Trail (Acadia National Park)

The Great Head Trail in Acadia National Park is a must-visit for hikers looking for a challenging and rewarding hike. The trail climbs steeply up to the summit of Great Head, offering stunning views of Frenchman Bay and the surrounding mountains. The hike is strenuous but short, making it a great option for those looking for a quick workout.

Is Great Head Trail (Acadia National Park) in Maine a good place for the whole family?

The Great Head Trail is a great place for the whole family. The trail is short and easy to hike, and offers beautiful views of the ocean and Acadia National Park.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Great Head Trail (Acadia National Park) in Maine are hiking, biking, and fishing.

-Take a hike on the Great Head Trail for stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Acadia National Park

-Visit Thunder Hole, a natural attraction where waves crash against the rocks and create a thundering sound

-Explore Cadillac Mountain, the tallest mountain in Acadia National Park

-Visit Jordan Pond House for afternoon tea or popovers

-Take a drive along the Park Loop Road for beautiful views of the park

Where to eat?

1. The Jordan Pond House - This restaurant is located in the heart of Acadia National Park and is known for its amazing views and delicious food.

2. Thurston's Lobster Pound - This lobster pound is located in Bar Harbor and is known for its fresh seafood.

3. Primo - This Italian restaurant is located in Rockland and is known for its delicious pasta dishes.

4. The Black Birch - This restaurant is located in Kittery and is known for its creative New England cuisine.

5. Fore Street - This restaurant is located in Portland and is known for its fresh, local ingredients.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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