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Day Mountain

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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First Mountain Climb on a Bike

This was tougher than it seems. Not a big mountain but we combined it with the around the mountain... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Manchester, NH
Where Eagles Soar

We left the kids back at the rental house for this bike ride to the top and around Day Mountain... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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Acadia National Park mountain where visitors can take a horse-drawn carriage ride.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“easy hike” (4 reviews)
“woods” (2 reviews)
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

This was tougher than it seems. Not a big mountain but we combined it with the around the mountain trail, Eagle Lake Loop and Witch Hole Pond loop! Nice views from the summit and a great ride down!!

Thank Robin22
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We left the kids back at the rental house for this bike ride to the top and around Day Mountain. It's a good 15-20 minute ride up starting from the west side carraige road intersection, but it provides some beautiful views and a nice downhill...More

Thank MyGirlsDaddy
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

I hiked this mountain with my teen sons and our small dog. Nice easy and rewarding hike. One of the carriage roads leads near the summit so it is possible to ride bikes most of the way up.

Thank Sagemyst
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is smallish, easy climb of just over 500 ft. There are carriage roads up but my family of six decided to take the shorter straighter hiking trail up from the horse stables. If was nice and cool in below the wooded canopy and path...More

Thank Maverick119
Reviewed 24 May 2017

fall in love with nature at ME, USA visiting Acadia National Park & refill yourself with air, breath, greenery wherever one can see.

Thank ShrenikShah2009
Reviewed 21 February 2017

after about 2 feet of snow, this was a blast. Not too difficult and mostly easy to follow the trail. There were too many clouds to see the full view - but what we did see was great. The trail itself was challenging and fun....More

1  Thank junkmailpile
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Day Mountain can be accessed via a short, moderate hiking trail or by walking or biking an easier, but longer route along the carriage trail. There are also horse carriages that offer rides to the top. The trail isn't as crowded as some of the...More

1  Thank peaceluvrun
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great, different, relaxing and unusual. What's not to like!!! Bring a sweater as it can get cooler when the sun goes down even in summer. Enjoy the views.

Thank shnot
Reviewed 14 August 2016

It is challenging, maybe for real hikers it would be called moderate, but you are climbing the whole time. It is lush with ferns, mossy rocks. Amazing.

1  Thank hazelvin
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We were fortunate to be able to ride our horses up here in late summer. It's a moderate climb but the footing is super. We met lots of hikers. The view is gorgeous and well worth all the effort.

Thank Sonia T
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