Featuring breathtaking views of Acadia National Park and Maine’s rocky coastline, the Mount Desert Island YMCA Acadia Half Marathon and 10K runs a spectacular course for a great cause every June. The MDI YMCA is the cornerstone of youth development and recreational activities on the island, and this race is their second largest fundraiser of the year. For runners and spectators alike, this race is a fantastic way to support and experience the local community.
Acadia Birding Festival
On the first weekend in June, Acadia’s birding community invites you and your family to celebrate the ecological wonders of the birds of the Gulf of Maine at the annual Acadia Birding Festival. Explore Mount Desert Island and its birds through numerous events and venues. Greet our warblers on early morning birding walks, visit with puffins and pelagic birds at sea, and observe Peregrine Falcons at an active breeding site in Acadia National Park. Our combination of lectures, walks, and adventures will connect you to DownEast Maine’s many bird species, diverse habitats and local birding experts.
National Park Canoe & Kayak Rentals
Rent a kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard and enjoy the beauty of Long Pond in Acadia National Park. No experience necessary – you’ll receive excellent free instruction at all levels on all equipment.
Experience Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island by bicycle, where 45 miles of historic carriage roads were converted to crushed stone riding trails by John D. Rockefeller between 1913 and 1940. Acadia Bike has all the equipment and expertise for a memorable bike adventure.
Atlantic Climbing School
From beginner to experienced climbers, Atlantic Climbing School has an excursion for every ability. Daily excursions by appointment only.
National Park Sea Kayak Tours
National Park Sea Kayak is owned and operated by an Acadia native and provides quality ecological sea kayak tours on the remote ‘West Side’ of Mount Desert Island. Paddle with experienced professional guides to experience remote Maine from an entirely new angle.