If you’re looking for an Acadia map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected and prepared 12 free Acadia National Park maps to view and download. (PDF files and external links will open in a new window.) Here you’ll find a few maps that come from the National Park Service brochure, as well as some maps that focus on hiking, biking, and ski trails. You can also browse the best-selling Acadia maps and guidebooks on Amazon.
Acadia map from the park brochures
This is the main Acadia National Park map, showing the majority of the park located on Mount Desert Island near Bar Harbor. Click the image to view a full size JPG (800 kb) or download the PDF (15 mb).
This is an Isle au Haut map, a showing the Acadia island accessible only by ferry and open just to hiking and backpacking. Click the image to view the full size JPG (100 kb) or download the PDF (500 kb).
This Acadia map is of the Schoodic Peninsula, a park unit to the east of Mount Desert Island. Click the image to view a full size JPG (100 kb) or download the PDF (500 kb).
This is an Acadia regional map showing the location of each of Acadia National Park’s units. Click the image to view a full size JPG (200 kb) or download the PDF (900 kb).
Acadia trail maps
If you’re looking for a detailed Acadia trails map, I recommend the Map Adventures waterproof trail map. This map contains topographic lines and trail mileages, so it is much superior to the free Acadia maps posted above. It usually sells for around $10 and is well worth the purchase if you’re going to do anything more than an easy walk. (This is a better map than the National Geographic Trails Illustrated Acadia map.)
There is no free Acadia trail map with as much information as the paid maps, but this nice trail handout has an overview of the hikes. Click the image to view a full size GIF (400 kb) or download the PDF (50 kb).
Here is a Schoodic Peninsula trail map, which shows popular hiking and biking trails on the peninsula near Schoodic Woods Campground. Click the image to view a full size GIF (175 kb) or download the PDF (150 kb).
This is an Isle Au Haut trail map and includes an inset showing the Duck Harbor Campground. There are no vehicles permitted on this island. Click the image to view a full size GIF (225 kb) or download the PDF (150 kb).
Acadia topographic maps
Here’s an Acadia East topo map, showing most of the park lands on eastern part of Mount Desert Island. Click the image to view a full size JPG (2.1 mb) or download the PDF (16.4 mb).
This is an Acadia West topo map, showing much of the park on the west side of Mount Desert Island. Click the image to view a full size JPG (2.7 mb) or download the PDF (15.1 mb).
Acadia biking and ski maps
This is an Acadia carriage road map showing mileages on carriage roads, popular with those on foot, horseback, ski, and bicycle. Click the image to view a full size GIF (700 kb) or download the PDF (700 kb).
This Acadia ski trail map is an overlay of the carriage road map (above) showing specifically the groomed ski trails. Click the image to view a full size JPG (300 kb) or download the PDF (200 kb).
Now that you’ve got your Acadia maps, you need to figure out where to stay. As you can probably tell from the maps, lodging in Bar Harbor will put you nearest the major sites of Acadia such as Cadillac Mountain and the Park Loop Road. Here you can browse Hotels.com for Bar Harbor lodging, sorted by those with the highest guest rating. Or, view other Mount Desert Island lodging options on this Hotels.com interactive map.
Where to stay if you’re looking for something a bit quieter? Consider the smaller towns of Mount Desert Island, such as Northeast Harbor. By staying on the island but not in Bar Harbor, your vacation won’t have all the amenities in walking distance from your front door, but you’ll probably have more quiet. If this appeals to you, check out Northeast Harbor lodging on Hotels.com, again sorted by highest guest rating.
Acadia map prints and gifts
Printed high-resolution Acadia map posters and other products are available at the Acadia National Park Maps store. For art prints, gift ideas, and souvenirs featuring other national parks, support this site by visiting the National Park Maps store; you’ll find items to bring on vacation, keep at home for the memories, or give to your park-enthusiast friends and loved ones.
Need more planning help? Browse Amazon’s best-selling Acadia maps and guidebooks.