Acadia National Park provides facilities for a plethora of recreation opportunities. The park visitor center is a good place to begin acquiring information about the terrain and its trails, roads, picnic grounds and campgrounds. The park offers 120 miles of hiking trails through varied landscapes and seascapes. There are also 45 miles of carriage roads for walking, hiking and biking. Two campgrounds are available within the park, Blackwoods and Seawall. Both are open through the summer months with varying facilities and prices. There are 45 gravel RV sites allowing the visitor to stay 14 days. A dump station and public phone are located at the park. Fishing opportunities abound in a number of the lakes and ponds. Wonderful gardens are open for leisurely strolls. This northern outdoor wonder has something for every taste whether it's staying in or near your car or backpacking into the remote forests, Acadia is a natural attraction that entertains over 3 million people annually.
During the summer months, there are daily excursions offering the opportunity to travel out into the Gulf of Maine for the sole purpose of viewing wildlife. You are likely to see harbor seals, puffins (over two decades ago the National Audubon Society launched a major effort to reestablish and have successfully done so) and whales.
Hungry travelers heading south on SR 3, south of Ellsworth, will not want to miss Betsy's Kitchen. This small rustic restaurant features fabulous melt-in-your-mouth homemade breads, homemade jellies, blueberry pancakes, friendly hospitality, camper necessities, postcards and more. The restaurant is located on the left, a short distance from the Ellsworth Wal*Mart, which incidentally, sells fishing licenses.