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Maine Family Biking: From Woods to Seashore in Acadia National Park & Penobscot Bay

New England, Maine, United States

from $2,898* per person 6 Days June-August
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Backroads 24 people max
  • Portland airport, maine, united states
  • Family & Friends trips
Beehive Mountain. Egg Rock. Otter Cliffs. Oreo cows. Cranberry Isles. Just hearing the names makes you smile. And wait 'til you get here. There’s so much to smile about. Incredible views of Penobscot Bay from Cadillac Mountain. Historic lighthouses. Scaling granite! Picking wild blueberries. Charming New England fishing villages and rocky coastlines. Pulling lobster traps out of the ocean. A bald eagle soaring overhead. Gliding across a lake by kayak. Pedaling by the crashing Atlantic. And even time to sneak off for a spa treatment.
  • Discover the understated beauty of Maine's coastline
  • Pedal under towering firs and past pristine crashing surf at Acadia National Park
  • Seaside Camden, brimming with galleries, museums and shops
  • Rock climbing at Otter Cliffs - the kids will be talking about it for weeks!

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New England, Maine, United States

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  • Family oriented trip.

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Enchanting Camden, brimming with galleries, museums and shops, and often called Maine's prettiest seaside village. Cycle to Rockport, stopping to visit the children's chapel and Andre the Seal statue. Adults enjoy a leisurely ride through the undulating hills around Camden while kids visit a farm and get up close and personal with Belted Galloway.

Day 3 Discover the understated beauty of Maine's coastline. Spin to picturesque Belfast, passing charming 19th-century cottages along the way. Experience the unique summer community of Bayside, described as a "refreshing reminder of a simpler time," by The Washington Post. Admire the Acadia-inspired artwork of our local friend during a visit to his workshop in Hulls Cove.

Day 4 Pedal under towering firs and past pristine crashing surf at Acadia National Park. The arched bridges and quiet roads of Acadia's carriage road system, a gift from philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr., make for superb biking. Donning harnesses and helmets, youngsters go rock climbing with expert guides at oceanside Otter Cliffs - an experience they're sure to rave about for weeks!

Days 5-6 Hop on a ferry locally known as the 'mail boat' for Little Cranberry Island. While kids check out a lobster museum and get their hands wet at Mount Desert Oceanarium's touch tank, adults bike amid the majestic firs and towering spruce of Somes Sound and the beautiful northern portion of the island. You may prefer to browse Bar Harbor's shops or simply relax at our hotel. Revel in a classic Maine culinary experience: a lobster pound!

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