Lighthouse on the coast of Maine at dusk
Woman sitting on a rock in Acadia National Park
Fishing shack in a harbor in Maine
Sailboats in a harbor in Maine
Acadia National Park - Maine Walking & Hiking Tour
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Maine Walking & Hiking Tour
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Maine Walking & Hiking Tour

Charming Camden & Acadia National Park

Couples, Friends & Solos

5 days 4 nights

Activity Level: 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $3,699 - $4,049 pp dbl occ

($1,000 for sgl occ)

Maine might just have it all. Historic fishing villages adorning miles of rocky coastline. Romantic schooners weaving around islands and lighthouses. Winding hiking trails revealing ocean vistas, wildflowers and warblers. Festive meals and freshly plucked crustaceans. It's essential New England. And it's all here. In Maine.

Maine Walking & Hiking Tour map
Maine Walking & Hiking Tour map


Start/End Portland

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


  • Hike the iconic coastal landscapes of New England amid rugged shores, verdant seaside mountains and pristine pine forests
  • Venture into Acadia National Park, a stunning national treasure set on majestic Mount Desert Island
  • Savor a classic East Coast experience: fresh seafood melting in your mouth 
  • Discover cliffs rising directly from the coast and the captivating villages of Camden and Bar Harbor


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
5 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-3

Dip your toes in the Atlantic Ocean at Sand Beach as you stroll on Acadia’s impressive Great Head Peninsula | Hike up striking rocky cliffs for a shimmering ocean view | Walk along the historic carriage roads built by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in the 1900s | Enjoy unparalleled views as you hike in Acadia National Park from the shore of pristine Jordan Pond to the bald peaks of Penobscot Mountain | Stroll the lively streets of Bar Harbor, perched on Mount Desert Island | Trek up mighty Cadillac Mountain and learn about its unique granite trail system | At the summit, soak in 360-degree views of the harbor, Egg Rock Lighthouse and dozens of outlying islands | Head up the narrow trail of Dorr Mountain, Acadia’s second-highest peak, for a look over the east side of the park | Savor fresh-caught lobster and farm-to-table delights.

Pool view of West Street Hotel
West Street Hotel
Bar Harbor
| Premiere Hotel

Spectacular views and elegant accommodations await at this luxury boutique hotel on Frenchman Bay. (pool, spa)

Days 4-5

Ascend Camden Hills State Park's Mount Battie for panoramic views of Penobscot Bay | Spectacular vistas of cobalt-blue Lake Megunticook come into sight from a rock-ledge lookout | Find European elegance in coastal Maine at our Relais & Châteaux retreat | Camden delights with its seaside beauty, quaint boutiques and seafaring history | Take a scenic sail on a restored windjammer | Surrounded by sailboats, stroll down the historic Breakwater path to a brick-and-wood lighthouse, a local treasure that’s protected the bay from the churning ocean for more than a hundred years | Wind down with a final Backroads picnic as we make our way back to Portland.​

Exterior view of Camden Harbour Inn
Camden Harbour Inn
| Premiere Hotel

An award-winning restaurant, exceptional hospitality and plush amenities come together to create a "refined stylishness that balances classic with contemporary," according to Andrew Harper. A Relais & Châteaux member. Travel + Leisure World's Best.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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October 2023
Oct 14 - Oct 18
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Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

The terrain we encounter on this trip ranges from rolling hills to steep, long climbs. The hiking trails are often very uneven and covered with roots, mud, rocks and other obstacles. The trails are rarely “manicured” and most medium or long options do not have level terrain. Many of the trails provide limited even footing. Please note that unpredictable mountain weather and steep terrain can make hiking conditions more challenging than the mileage suggests.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 300 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | minimal elevation gain
Level 1 | 3 miles | 100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 6 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 8 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 8 miles* | 1700 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 6 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 8 miles* | 1800 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 1 miles | minimal elevation gain
Schooner Cruise (1–2 hours)

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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