Exploring Acadia National Park and the Downeast Region

Little Hunters Beach Excursion

Just getting to Little Hunters Beach is like taking a trek into fairyland.  A trail leads you through a moss-covered landscape with protruding twisted roots and quaint wooden bridges.

To reach Hunters Beach, take Route 3 heading south out of Bar Harbor and travel about 6 miles. Once you pass Blackwoods Campground, look for Cooksey Road on the left, about eight-tenths of a mile away, and the trailhead is another two-tenths of a mile on the left.

There is only enough parking for five or six cars, and if all the spots are taken, I suggest returning at another time or another day because Hunters Beach is perfect — in small numbers.

Carrying Place Beach

This small beach is tucked along the roadway in Surry.  Though there is only a few feet of gravel between the road […]