5 Fun Northeast Travel Ideas for Families


Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Mount Desert Island lies off the coast of Maine and is where you'll discover the town of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. It's Acadia's largest island yet still small -- only about 100 square miles -- but packed with Maine beauty. Hike in spruce and fir forests, paddle around lakes and mountain bike along the park's carriage paths, all while enjoying the expansive views of the Atlantic.

And when you want to get back in touch with civilization, Bar Harbor is a "down east" kind of town that offers the same beauty of rocky coast and granite cliffs, but instead of trekking through a forest, if has leisurely shopping and nice little family dining spots.