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Portland to Acadia

Day 1

Welcome to Portland, Maine!

Welcome to Portland, Maine!

Afternoon

  • If flying, plan to arrive at Portland International Airport (PWM) by 5:00 pm and make your way to your boutique hotel in Portland where your Trip Leader will greet you.
  • After settling into your hotel, meet with your group in the lobby at 6:30 pm as your Trip Leader lays out the plan for an exciting long weekend ahead. 

Evening

  • Head out to dinner as a group and enjoy a dinner full of locally sourced ingredients.
  • After dinner, enjoy the Old Town waterfront and visit one of the many local breweries in the area. 
  • Head back to your hotel and get a good night’s rest as we prepare for our adventure in Acadia National Park

Day 2

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park

Morning

  • Wake up in Portland and enjoy breakfast at your boutique hotel before beginning your scenic journey north along Highway 1.

Afternoon

  • Arrive at Acadia National Park (~3.5 hour drive) and grab a bite to eat to get energized for your hikes that await.
  • Embark on Beehive Loop trail and test your limits as you traverse this exhilarating trail, complete with iron rungs, ladders, and handrails assisting you along the granite cliffs. 
  • Take a cool down hike along the Ocean Path and get up close and personal with the ocean as you enjoy the sea breeze on your face.

Evening

  • Set up camp and cook a fresh fish dinner around the fire as a group.
  • Enjoy the sounds of nature as you take a much-deserved rest in your tent.

Day 3

Sunrise and Kayaking

Sunrise and Kayaking

Morning

  • Wake up before dawn and head out Cadillac Mountain for sunrise. Be one of the first people in the country to feel the sun’s rays that morning as it rises on the eastern horizon.
  • Make your way back to camp to fuel up with breakfast and coffee.

Afternoon

  • Now it is time to explore Acadia National Park by water! Board your kayak, paddle along the coastline, and admire your pristine surroundings.
  • If you’re feeling up to it, squeeze in one last hike in the park and savor these last moments in the fresh New England air. 

Evening

  • Return to your home away from home and enjoy your final meal cooked at camp and reminisce on your experiences in Acadia.

Day 4

Departure

Departure

Morning

  • Enjoy your final breakfast surrounded by trees and take included transportation back to Portland International Airport.
  • Along the way, make a pit stop at one of the most beautiful towns in New England: Camden, Maine!
  • Stretch your legs with a walking tour and explore Camden Harbor Park as well as High Street Historic District.
  • Continue your journey back to our hotel in Portland and say your final goodbyes to your new friends before making your own way to the airport to catch your flight home departing after 4:00 pm or extend your stay in Portland.
  • Ask your Trip Leader for suggestions if you choose to spend more time in Portland or the surrounding areas.

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