Hiking Bucket List Alert: This Maine Trail Named One of the Best in the US
Editor's note: This article was written by a Townsquare Media Northern New England contributor and may contain the individual's views, opinions, or personal experiences.
Once we can start shedding the heavy layers here in Maine, our world opens up to endless opportunities for enjoying time outdoors.
While we are blessed to have beautiful winters that can be enjoyed through outdoor activities, nothing beats the warmer months in Vacationland.
Odds are, if you’re from Maine, you’ve dabbled in some sort of hiking activity even if it was just casual exploring without much of an incline. Another thing you may have experienced at least once as a Mainer is the beauty of Acadia National Park.
Acadia National Park in Maine
Maine’s national park boasts 27 miles of scenic historic motor roads, 158 miles of hiking trails, and 45 miles of gorgeous carriage roads along the coast and through the forest.
As a hotspot for both tourists and locals, the national park saw 4 million visitors in 2022. The area offers so much to do and see, which is why National Geographic listed it as one of the top 10 most popular national parks in the country.
Another major publication also has Acadia on its radar and the national park was featured in Travel + Leisure for having one of the best hiking trails in the US.
Maine Trail Named One of the Best in the US
The travel publication released a list of 18 of the best hiking trails in the country and Maine was featured at No. 12 on the list.
Cadillac North Ridge Trail in Acadia National Park was featured on the list and it deserves to be there. The 4.2-mile roundtrip hike offers stunning views of the bay, islands in the distance, Bar Harbor, and the beauty of Maine’s coast.
The hike’s finale is at the top of the iconic Cadillac Mountain, which is a major destination for those traveling to Acadia. Whether you’ve been to the iconic landmark or not, you can check out its beauty through these photos: