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Top park recommendations from locals

National Park
“Acadia National Park is one of the most beloved parks in the world! There is something for everyone- lots of hiking- from very easy to extreme. There is great biking on the carriage trails. And when the restaurants are open- tea and popovers at the Jordan Pond House are a perfect way to top off a spectacular day! You can drive a car to the top of Cadillac Mountain- so everyone can experience the view from the top. ”
  • 169 locals recommend
Park
“Thuya Garden is a gorgeous flowering garden located on a granite hillside overlooking Northeast Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine. It was originally designed and built in 1956 - 1961 by Charles K. Savage, a long-time resident of Northeast Harbor, along with financial support from John D. Rockefeller. The garden exhibits an English style influence with special input from Beatrix Farrand so that it will incorporate the unique character of the Maine coast. A variety of annuals and perennials line the two long sides of the garden. An open observation pavilion sits at the top of a slight incline on the north end overlooking the main garden that cascades down to a shallow reflecting pool below. Thuya Lodge was constructed from 1912 - 1916 by summer resident Joseph H. Curtis, its owner and Boston based landscape architect. The garden was constructed in an orchard also owned by Curtis. A memorial in his honor is located part way up the Asticou Terrace Trail. Thuya got its name from the abundance of white cedar (Thuya Occidentalis) located in the area.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Garden
“A tad out of the way but well worth it if you enjoy flowers and/or serene places.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“Right down the end of Fernald Point Road. . Takes only about 12 minutes to get to the top. Fantastic views. Have your Acadia National Park pass visable in your car. Easy hike but with a few rocks to scramble over a bit, near the top; not difficult.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Dog Run
“Rent a kayak, canoe, or SUP, then head down the "pond" and enjoy the serenity.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
  • 1 local recommends
Campground
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Incredible hike just behind the cottage. Follow the giant slide of boulders and continue to the top of Sargeant Mountain.”
  • 1 local recommends
Garden
“The Asticou Azalea Garden is a jewel. Well worth a visit to stroll along the paths throughout the peaceful, zen-like garden. It is beautiful all year long, and especially exquisite in spring when the azaleas are in bloom. Many weddings have been photographed here. A nice thing to do before, or after dining across the road at the lovely Asticou Inn.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden is a private garden in Seal Harbor, Maine that was built by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and her husband, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. between 1926 and 1930. The garden was designed by Beatrix Farrand and blends Eastern and Western landscape traditions in a summer season display. Reservations are required to visit this garden. Set within acres of moss-carpeted woods, the garden is designed to be at floral peak in August. Its unique atmosphere is derived from a combination of Eastern statuary with a border garden in which perennials build the foundation of the flower beds and annuals provide an explosion of color. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
  • 1 local recommends
Premise
“A great starting spot to take a walk on the boardwalk (scenic in all seasons) or hike up Dorr Mountain. ”
  • 1 local recommends