Acadia Village Resort is located in Ellsworth, Maine – the gateway to the Downeast/Acadia region, which is one of our state’s premier tourist destinations. Each year, thousands of people drive through Ellsworth on their way to Mount Desert Island, home of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Acadia Village Resort is situated within easy reach of all the necessities including numerous opportunities for shopping and dining.
Enjoy the beauty of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, and other surrounding areas. The following are some of the region’s most popular attractions:
Every year more than 3 million people come to explore Acadia National Park. Young and old alike enjoy the breathtaking views, exploring miles of hiking trails, biking the carriage trails, partaking in ranger run programs, swimming in the ocean & lakes, exploring the gardens, taking in the wildlife, climbing the cliffs, skiing, snowmobiling and so much more!
Downtown Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor is a beautiful coastal village with something for everyone. They have many unique shops to find that perfect something, delicious restaurants featuring fresh Maine lobster, refreshing beverages from local breweries, astounding panoramic views from the shore path, quaint cottages to bike past, and parks to relax in.
The Abbe Museum shares the history and culture of Maine's Native people, collectively known as the Wabanaki. The museum operates from two locations downtown Bar Harbor and trailside within Acadia National Park at Sieur de Monts Springs, admission includes both locations.
Woodlawn Museum is so much more than a Museum it is also home to a public park, stunning gardens, and beautifully maintained walking trails. Visitors enjoy exploring the Black House, playing croquet, and walking through the many gardens and beautifully maintained walking trails.
Birdsacre bird sanctuary is open seven days a week year-round. The many gorgeous forested trails make you forget that you are in town, everyone of all ages enjoys being able to get up close to birds of prey, eating a picnic lunch at one of the outdoor picnic areas, and exploring the bog walk.
Fort Knox State Park is a must-see bit of history on the coast of Maine. There are passages to explore, cannons to take selfies with, dark tunnels to go through, and rooms to explore. They also host events such as living history days, ghost tours and live theatre.
Schoodic Point is the lesser known and lesser visited section of Acadia National Park. Located 35 minutes north of the resort, adjacent to Winter Harbor, Schoodic makes up about 5% of Acadia National Park. Featuring rocky coastline, it’s the perfect place to go to enjoy a picnic lunch of lobster or crabmeat rolls while enjoying the crashing waves and cool ocean breezes.
The Down East Sunrise Trail is the longest off-road trail on the East Coast Greenway and runs from Ellsworth all the way to Canada! Just a quarter mile away, the trailhead puts you on your way to seeing the inland beauty of Maine. Take a walk, ride your bike, or maybe a four wheeler or snowmobile to view the vast green forests, marshes, and habitat of white tail deer, beavers, eagles, wild turkeys or, if you are lucky, even moose.
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