Through our partnership with Friends of Acadia, we’re proud to help preserve the beauty of Acadia National Park. Since 2002, L.L.Bean has contributed more than $3.25 million to help protect Acadia by supporting the Island Explorer bus system, a fleet of over 30 clean, propane-powered buses.
Acadia National Park is the special place it is today thanks to the foresight and generosity of dedicated conservationists, started as early as 1901. As Acadia National Park enters its second century of conservation and recreation,
we are pleased to continue our support and look forward to inspiring new generations of outdoor enthusiasts.
Heading to Acadia
SPECIAL WAYS TO
- Enjoy a peaceful early morning bird walk through the Wild Gardens of Acadia.
- Plan a picnic breakfast on the gorgeous 290-yard-long Sand Beach.
- Take a sunset sea kayak tour of Frenchman's Bay for its breathtaking 360-degree views.
- Watch the moon rise or count shooting stars over Cadillac Mountain.
TOP 5 THINGS
- Take a leisurely bike ride along 45 miles of picturesque carriage roads.
- Enjoy afternoon tea and popovers
on the lawn of Jordan Pond House.
- Ride the fare-free Island Explorer around the scenic Park Loop Road.
- Hike the family-friendly Great Meadow Loop.
- Camp in one of the many campgrounds in or around Acadia.
A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE HIKES
- Cadillac South Ridge Trail for its panoramic views.
- Jordan Pond Loop for its iconic vistas and popovers.
- Schoodic Head Trail, on the often-missed
Schoodic Peninsula, for its spectacular view of
Mount Desert Island.
- Bubble Rock Trail for its wonderful views and very impressive rock formation.
- Flying Mountain Trail for its stunning views of
Somes Sound and the surrounding mountains.
Supporting a cleaner, greener future,
one passenger at a time
“Much gratitude for keeping the island
more relaxed and less congested.”
ISLAND EXPLORER PASSENGER, ME
The Island Explorer bus system offers visitors free, alternative transportation to hiking trails, carriage roads, campgrounds, island beaches and in-town shops around Acadia National Park. Since the creation of Island Explorer, these buses have:
• Carried 6,014,429 passengers
• Reduced 2,286,966 vehicle trips
• Eliminated 32.1 tons of pollutants
• Reduced 21,504 tons of greenhouse gases
Gear up for your Acadia adventure