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Echo Lake Beach

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Worth a stop

Nice stop on our drive. Scenic. Water too cold to swim. Off season so no crowds. Could see it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Steven S
Algona, Iowa
Crystal clear fresh water, nearly entirely undeveloped

Swim and sun youself from the rock cliff instead of the beach. Pull over at the parking area for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim R
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“small beach” (6 reviews)
“parking lot” (13 reviews)
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice stop on our drive. Scenic. Water too cold to swim. Off season so no crowds. Could see it being a popular spot in the heat of summer. Nice facilities.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Swim and sun youself from the rock cliff instead of the beach. Pull over at the parking area for Acadia Mountain, short trail to the water. Water superbly clear and clean. Relatively warm compared with the frigid ocean here in Acadia.

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small man made sand beach with facilities (changing rooms, bathrooms). More parking than the beach could accommodate I would guess but it's hard to tell because we were there on a very quiet morning. Started to hike one of the trails but early on came...More

Thank TennaRotor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This option is an excellent opportunity to get in a quick 2 hour hike (beware of the ladders - not for dogs if you want to reach the summit). Then enjoy a dip at the quaint Echo Beach. A definite for hot days in Acadia!

Thank Edith G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small beach but gorgeous views and crystal clear water. We visited on a colder day so didn't get on the lake. We have this spot on the list for our next visit.

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After a hard hike to the Beach Mt summit in 81 degrees, Echo Lake Beach on fresh water was so refreshing at about 70 degrees. Remember, the ocean beaches are part of the North Atlantic at 50 degrees in August.

Thank tedmc_12
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I would give this 4 points if the water was not that cold when I visited. Other than that, the water was so clear that you can even see the bottom. Great view as well.

Thank nhanswifties
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We combined Echo Lake, Flying Mountain Trail, some shopping, and Thurston's Lobster Pound into a day since all are located on the "less busy" end of Mount Desert Island. Echo Lake was nice, water was freshwater and much warmer than Sand Beach, and the facilities...More

1  Thank Andre S
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I would have gone swimming if we had time!! It was relaxing to hang out in the shade though and stick our toes in. Just watch out for the ticks!! We saw 3 and so we ran from under the trees. This is why I...More

Thank axj23
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

While here, my wife and I hiked the Canada Cliffs Trail and the Beech trail. The Canada Cliffs trail is very grueling if you start at the parking lot area it is an uphill climb involved with many dirt and Granite rock steps nearly the...More

Thank 636jeff
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24 August 2016|
Response from Leicadoc | Reviewed this property |
30 minutes at least.