Acadia National Park


COA is fortunate to have one of the most scenic "backyards" in the country. Just a mile from campus, Acadia National Park offers students endless opportunities to hike, bike, climb, run, kayak, canoe, swim, sled, ski and just plain sit.  Over 60 miles of wide carriage roads and over 100 miles of hiking trails combine with granite-faced cliffs, ocean, streams, lakes and ponds to form an ideal neighborhood for nature lovers. The college runs weekly outings into the park and outdoor gear can be borrowed from Student Life.  

Favorite Hikes

  • Gorham Mountain
  • The Beehive
  • Precipice Trail
  • Long Pond
  • Great Head and Sand Beach
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