With more than 120 miles of hiking trails and 26 mountains to summit within the park, there are countless places to soak in the sights of Mount Desert Island, the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding Maine coast.
And you don’t even have to go in summer to get the best views. In fact, sometimes the bare trees in winter give way to spectacular sights you may otherwise have missed.
We’ve rounded up 20 photos that show just what awaits you on these iconic trails.
The Beehive Trail
Deer Brook Trail, Penobscot Mountain
Norumbega Mountain Trail
Bubble Trail, South Bubble
Gorge Path, Cadillac and Dorr Mountain
Parkman Mountain Trail
Pemetic South Ridge Trail
Jordan Cliffs Trail, Penobscot Mountain
Great Notch Trail, Bernard Mountain
Compass Harbor Trail
Champlain North Ridge Trail
The Precipice Trail, Champlain Mountain
Cadillac Cliffs Trail, Gorham Mountain
Gorham Mountain Trail
Beachcroft Path, Huguenot Head
Homans Path, Dorr Mountain
Emery Path, Dorr Mountain
Cadillac South Ridge Trail
Correction: An earlier version of this story misnamed Cadillac Cliffs Trail on Gorham Mountain.
Lindsay Putnam is a senior editor covering Greater Bangor news and sports for the Bangor Daily News, where she has worked since 2018. Lindsay previously worked as an editor and reporter at the New York...
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