Acadia National Park, Maine

Hiking, Biking, Kayaking Adventure

September 1-6, 2023

Acadia encompasses about 47,748 acres of unique beauty and rich wildlife. The Park offers something to interest everyone, from glorious views at the top of Cadillac Mountain to Thunder Hole on Ocean Drive. Enjoy the exquisite scenery along the 27-mile Park Loop Road, or the rustic stone bridges on 45 miles of beautiful carriage roads.

  • Mount Desert Island (MDI) – the largest island off the coast of Maine and the second largest on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. Widely known as the home of Acadia National Park and the town of Bar Harbor.
  • Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, at 1,530 feet (466 meters), is the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard. It is one of over 20 mountains on Mount Desert Island (MDI), Maine that were pushed up by earth’s tectonic and volcanic forces millions of years ago. Were it not for the once enormous glaciers that sheared off their tops, they would be even higher than what we see today. 
  • Hiking Trails in Acadia National Park are often interconnected and range in difficulty from easy to strenuous. There are over 120 miles of trails to select from.
  • Carriage Roads & Bridges – The Carriage Roads and stone bridges in Acadia National Park were financed and directed by philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr., between 1913 and 1940, for hikers, bikers, horseback riders and carriages. The network includes 57 miles of woodland roads free of motor vehicles, of which 45 miles are within Acadia National Park.
February 1 Availability Update: Wait List

Please use the form below to Contact the Trip Leader to be added to the wait list.

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Land Only

Group air will be available, but you can also book air on your own or use miles/credits

We will obtain group air (into Bangor) for those who want it, but participants can purchase on their own/use miles or credits.  They just need to arrive before or with the group for the ground transfer from Bangor airport.

Price:  $1,545 (Land Only)

Notable Add-Ons (Meals) of Exception for this Trip:  

  • Lodging: 5 nights @ Acadia Inn, Bar Harbor (double occupancy)
  • Round-trip ground transportation from Bangor to Bar Harbor (shared shuttles)
  • Activities in addition to hiking Acadia Nat’l Park/Mt Desert Island/Cadillac Mountain and biking the Carriage Roads:
    • Sunset Schooner
    • Oli’s Trolley – get to know the area
    • Sea Kayaking
  • All applicable taxes and resort fees


  • Step into the freshness and comfort of the Acadia Inn, your home away from home.
    The Acadia Inn sits on four acres of land bordering Acadia National Park and the charming coastal village of Bar Harbor. Whether you are visiting Bar Harbor for a classic Maine family vacation or seeking adventure in Acadia National Park, the Acadia Inn is the perfect fit for you. Our Bar Harbor hotel has comfortable rooms, affordable rates, modern amenities and a great location. With direct trail access to Acadia National Park; family activities, such as movies on the lawn and s’mores by the fire pit; and a relaxing atmosphere with great accommodations, the Acadia Inn will become your family’s favorite place to stay in Bar Harbor. Come stay with us for your vacation and experience the beauty of coastal Maine.
  • 5 nights lodging (double occupancy)
  • The Acadia Inn sits on four acres of land bordering Acadia National Park and the charming coastal village of Bar Harbor
  • Less than 1 mile from downtown Bar Harbor – 16-minute walk or hop on the Island Explorer bus
  • Queen rooms (double-occupancy)

Optional Air on American (not included in package price): $486

  • AA 3496 ORD to Bangor (BGR) nonstop – 1:15 pm/4:52 pm
  • AA 3496 Bangor (BGR) to ORD nonstop – 5:38 pm/7:45 pm


Price: $1,545

Sign Up

On Line Sign Up

Note: You must log in as a current member to register for a trip or make a payment

Paper Sign Up

  • Fill out the Sign Up Form
  • Bring your completed form to an Ibex meeting with your deposit check (or submit a Zelle payment)
  • Or mail your form and payment to: 
    Ibex Ski Club
    P.O. Box 1542
    Palatine, IL 60078

Payment Schedule

Acadia National Park

September 1 – 6, 2022
$ 1,545 Total
  • Due 8/3/22 $100
  • Due 10/19/22 $500
  • Due 12/21/22 $500
  • Due 3/15/3023 $445

Contact The Trip Leader

Use the form below for communicate with the Trip Leaders, Pam Chiechi and Sharon Renee Woods.

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