Summer In Acadia Overview
Summer sees mild weather with temperatures ranging from 50-90 degrees and consistently cooler weather near the coastline. Summer also brings the crowds of course so be prepared to compete for lodging and campsites.
Weather in Bar Harbor can change dramatically this time of year and with little warning so make sure to pack your rain gear too.
Summer Monthly Temperatures in Acadia National Park
|June||71F / 49F|
|July||76F / 55F|
|August||75F / 55F|
Summer Activities in Acadia National Park
Popular Summer activities in the Acadia include:
- Hiking the carriage roads and trails.
- Driving the park loop road.
- Exploring the coast.
- Hiking the Beehive
Acadia National Park Facts
Established: January 19, 1929
Size: 49,075 acres
Visitors: 3,437,286 (2020)
Sunrise: Seeing the sunrise from Acadia National Park is a popular pastime both for its beauty and the bragging right for being the first in the US to see the sun!
Things to Know Before You Visit Acadia
Entrance Fees: $30
Crowds: Hate to burst any bubbles here, but Acadia is a very crowded national park. Spring, summer, and fall see the small national park bursting at the seams with tourists. Parking is extremely limited during these seasons so prepare accordingly!
Getting Around: Acadia is a very accessible park with roads taking visitors through much of the park. Most any vehicle will do throughout the park and prepare for some scenic driving! The park does get very busy in the Summer so be prepared for long lines of cars in various areas and limited parking.
Sunscreen: Visiting national parks during certain times of the year can mean lots of sun. Seriously, some of these parks can zap you if you don’t wear sunscreen. We happen to like this one because it works AND it’s not full of a bunch of chemicals.
Leave No Trace: We’re big fans of Leave No Trace, here at MTJP. Want to learn more? Read about the seven principals of Leave No Trace here.
Insect Repellent: You hope not to need it, but you want to have it. We typically bring an Eco-Friendly Insect Repellent with us just in case.
Dogs are allowed in Acadia National Park which is rare for US National Parks! Enjoy the park with your furry friend!
Our Award Winning Acadia National Park Video
More Than Just Parks ACADIA is the culmination of several weeks spent exploring Acadia National Park during peak fall color. The film is dedicated to George Dorr, who was instrumental in saving the land and founding the park. Journey with us as we explore this magnificent coastal wonderland in stunning fall color.
About Acadia National Park
Sculpted by glaciers and landscaped by beavers, Acadia National Park is full of wonderfully unique natural features. Rounded mountains, tranquil ponds, rocky coastline, & some of the most beautiful trails in the national park system comprise this marvelous coastal Maine wonder.