Decided you want to see the beauty of Maine’s Acadia National Park for yourself? Great idea! Millions of people each year explore the park on Mount Desert Island and beyond. But if you’re not familiar with the area, you might be wondering: what’s the best way to get there?
There are two convenient options if Bar Harbor’s too far away for a road trip. Here’s some info to help you decide whether Bangor or Trenton is the right option for you!
Bangor International Airport (BGR)
The city of Bangor is the largest business and cultural hub in eastern and northern Maine. Located under an hour and a half away from Acadia, it’s a great option for those who want to explore the national park and beyond.
Bangor International has everything you need for your Maine vacation. Bangor offers convenient flights to many of the major hubs in the east via Allegiant, American, Delta, and United. Grab a rental car from Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, or National, and you’ll have everything you need for your Maine experience without the hassle and lines of larger airports.
Bangor’s also within two hours of Mount Katahdin and Baxter State Park as well the beautiful upper Mid-Coast, dotted with towns like Camden, Rockland, and Belfast. There’s plenty to explore if you have the time!
For more information, visit flybangor.com.
Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (BHB)
If your idea of a vacation is an escape from driving, the small airport just a few miles from Mount Desert Island in Trenton might be your perfect match. Book with JetBlue to connect through Boston and land within sight of Cadillac Mountain on Cape Air or Silver Airways flights.
Even better, thanks to the free Island Explorer bus service, you can leave the car completely behind. Grab a ride from the airport to downtown Bar Harbor and easily connect to points around the park and many of the area’s fine hotels.
Learn more about BHB at bhbairport.com.
Whether you choose to drive or fly, an Acadia vacation should be on everyone’s bucket list. Enjoy your time on the Maine coast!