Bar Harbor offers the pinnacle of all scenic drives at Acadia National Park

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Acadia Byway

Route 3 and carriage roads of Acadia National Park Bar Harbor, ME Phone:

Acadia Byway travels through Acadia National Park and the historic villages of Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor on Mount Desert Island. Along this route, the rugged Maine coast and old-growth forests remain much as they were when the island was first viewed by Samuel de Champlain in 1604.
Connected to the mainland by a bridge, Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park are the most frequently visited locations in Maine. Travelers can bike to their hearts content on miles of interconnected carriage roads.
Following Route 3, this byway follows Route 3 into Bar Harbor, then follows the park loop road thereafter. Visitors looking to avoid seasonal traffic can enjoy the Acadia Byway aboard the free Island Explorer bus network that also connects the park with inns, campgrounds and the island's village centers. View a Map of the Acadia Byway.
schoodic national scenic byway
Schoodic National Scenic Byway

Route 1 to Route 186 Winter Harbor, Birch Harbor, Prospect Harbor, ME Phone: 207-624-3300

Schoodic National Scenic Byway explores a less-developed part of the rugged Downeast Maine coast. This route passes through the only mainland section of Acadia National Park and out to beautiful Schoodic Point. The cold North Atlantic waters of Downeast Maine are filled with lobster boats and the coast is lined with wooden piers, lighthouses and wildlife. Take in majestic views of Cadillac Mountain and Mount Desert Island along this drive. This area also is famous for rolling hills lush with wild blueberries. Map of Schoodic National Scenic Byway.
Million Dollar View Byway – U.S. Route 1

Along Route 1 Danforth to Orient, ME Phone: 207-624-3300

12 miles

This route begins at Danforth, which once embraced the lumber industry, and continues through Weston before reaching Orient and a border crossing into New Brunswick, Canada. This stretch of US Route 1 offers travelers million dollar views of the Chiputneticook chain of lakes, including the East Grand, Brackett and Deering. Visitors and travelers see beautiful views of Mount Katahdin, Peekaboo Mountain and New Brunswick, Canada, across East Grand Lake. Wildlife, including bears, deer, eagles, loon and moose, make this area home. Map of Million Dollar View byway.