Acadia National Park - Wonderland Trail

This is a great stroll to the water's edge.
Trail Activity
Length
1.4 miles, Round Trip
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Southwest Harbor
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor, Rock/Ledge
Pets
Permitted
Fees
Yes

Description

The trail is an old road which leads to the ocean. It's very flat with minimal roots and rocks. Upon reaching the water, the trail loops through a stand of spruce and fir, occasionally providing access to the rocky shoreline.

Other Information

This is a popular birding spot and there is good tidepooling at low tide. When exploring the tidepools keep these safety tips in mind.

  • Never turn your back to the water.
  • Explore as the tide is going out.
  • Be gentle with tidepool creatures.

Geocaching is prohibited within Acadia National Park; however, the park does sponsor an EarthCache Program for those seeking a virtual treasure hunt!

Natural Heritage HikesNatural Heritage Hikes is a project of the Maine Natural Areas Program in partnership with Maine Trail Finder. View the "Acadia National Park - Wonderland Trail" guide online here

 

Trail Manager

Visit Acadia National Park online for more information or contact:

National Park Service, Acadia National Park

National Park Service, Acadia National Park
PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone: (207) 288-3338
acadia_information@nps.gov

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Trail Tips

Dispose of Waste Properly
Pack it in, pack it out. This goes for trash, leftover food, toilet paper, and hygiene products. If you brought it into nature, please bring it out.
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Trailhead Information

Starting in Southwest Harbor, continue on ME Route 102 through town. Just past the town turn left on102A. In 3.1 miles the Wonderland Parking lot is on the left.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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