Portland & Acadia

Day 1

Welcome to Portland, Maine!

Morning

  • Arrive at your designated meeting point in Portland, Maine at 8:00 am where your Trip Leader will greet you.
  • Take included transportation to Camden, Maine. Along the way, stretch your legs with a walking tour and explore Camden Harbor Park as well as High Street Historic District.

Afternoon

  • Enjoy lunch in Camden before arriving at your campsite and setting up your home away from home. 

Evening

  • Set up camp, then head to Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse.
  • Stop in the small, quaint town of Southwest Harbor on the way for photos.
  • Enjoy a short hike and watch the sunset at this famous lighthouse.
  • Once the sun is down, return to camp for the first night’s dinner as a group under the stars.

Day 2

Acadia National Park

Morning

  • Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and breakfast at camp.
  • 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. 

Afternoon

  • Spend some free time in the town of Bar Harbor to explore your surroundings and grab a bite to eat for lunch.
  • Take a late afternoon walk along the Ocean Path trail and get up close and personal with the ocean as you enjoy the sea breeze on your face.

Evening

  • Return to 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

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

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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