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Acadia National Park Loop Road, Maine

Acadia National Park Loop Road is about 27 miles long and offers something for everyone: mountains, forests and ocean. Begin at the Hulls Cove Visitor Center and plan to stop at Sand Beach, Thunder Hole and Otter Cliffs to take in the views. In the heart of the park is the Sieur de Monts Spring, where you'll want to visit the Abbe Museum and the Wild Gardens of Acadia.

If you'd like magnificent views, including the Porcupine Islands and Frenchman Bay, take the 3.5 mile drive up Cadillac Mountain. Be careful, as the road up this granite mountain is narrow and winding with steep rises.

Find your way: Follow Route 3 around Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island.