Maine Outdoor Activities: What to do?

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Maine Outdoor Activities : What to do?

Are you looking to spear head your own adventure? Or would you rather embark on a guided tour? Here are some outdoor activities to try while you are on vacation.

  • Rock Climbing
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Kayaking

Guided Tours:

Atlantic Climbing School:

Atlantic Climbing School is an accredited guide service located in Bar Harbor, Maine. They provide their clients the opportunity to climb cliffs throughout Acadia National Park. To check out their rates, please visit their website at Climb Acadia.

  • individual or group reservations
  • small client to guide ratio
  • modifications according to group size and experience
  • All equipment provide; or you may use your own upon inspection leaving the office.
  • They are the only guide service for rock climbing in Maine.
  • America Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) accredited

Still unsure about rock climbing? Watch Atlantic Climbing School’s video on rock climbing.

Acadia Stand Up Paddle boarding:

Embark on a 2 hour paddle trip around the harbor or lakes of Acadia National Park; as well as working on your inner focus and balance by trying out paddle board yoga. As you paddle around the mountains, there will be frequent wildlife sightings throughout the banks and waters of your course.

Learn the basic tips and tricks. Each rental provides you with all of the equipment needed for your excursion.

Here are the different instruction services that they provide with the use of paddle boarding:

  • Yoga
  • Fishing (Bait and tackle included)  
  • Harbor trip
  • Lake trip*

*Paddlers will need to obtained a park pass before the start of any lake trips. They may be purchased here.


General Rentals:

The Activity Shop:

Interested in having kayaks and bicycles delivered to your cottage upon your arrival?

The Activity Shop in Blue Hill has a plethora of options AND they deliver.  Check out their website for the listing of rates 

Here is what they offer:

  • Kayaks
  • Canoes
  • Bicycles
  • Helmets and Knee pads
  • Paddles
  • Life Jackets and Wet suits




All of our rentals are within a reasonable travel distance from Acadia National Park. Check out our website Vacation Cottages to find the perfect Maine vacation rental for you. Enjoy the beauty of Maine and all of the out door activities that are available.

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