P.O. Box 1 Salsbury Cove, ME 04672  phone:(207) 288-5451 or 1-800-972-5451

email:  info@baymeadowcottages.com

Acadia National Park

Bay Meadow Cottages is just a 5-minute to Acadia National Park, one of the most visited National Parks in the US. With over 30,000 acres of mountains, coastline, and wilderness. Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island was established in 1916 under President Woodrow Wilson. Acadia offers over 130 miles of charted hiking trails and over 45 miles of biking on carriage roads over granite bridges built from 1913 to 1940 commissioned by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

By car or bike you can ride up the 3.5 mile Cadillac Mountain Road, the tallest mountain on the Eastern coast at 1,530'. The views from Cadillac Mountain are breathtaking. Locals know Cadillac at sunrise or sunset is the best. A tour of Acadia must include a scenic drive on the 27-mile Park Loop Road along ocean cliffs, through forests, past Thunder Hole and Sand Beach "“ the only sandy beach on Mount Desert Island (where the water warms to a brisk 55-degrees in summer). Hikers will enjoy the Beehives, one of dozens of area hikes.

Jordan Pond, home to the famous Jordan Pond House where the most delicious popovers are served at high tea, is another gorgeous spot in the Park. Mount Desert Island is also home to the only fjord on the East Coast in Somes Sound which is best enjoyed by yacht.

Mount Desert Island is the 3rd largest island on the eastern seaboard and the largest in the Gulf of Maine, so take time to explore the scenery, the wildlife and the natural beauty while you stay at Bay Meadow Cottages.

Our cottages are a short walk to Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratories, where tours are available.

Mount Desert Island offers more than you can do in week, but remember you can also come to Bay Meadow Cottages and do nothing at all "just enjoy our little slice of paradise on the quiet bay in Salsbury Cove".

Acadia National Park Highlights


Acadia National Park Visitors Center 5 min from Bay Meadows in Hulls Cove Visitors Center - Rt. 3
Bus Tours  
Acadia Park Bus Tours Depart from Main St., Bar Harbor
Island Explorer Shuttle Bus Several Routes around the Park and Island
Boat Tours  
Boat Tours Select from six scenic boat tours
Boat cruises with a Park Ranger Various locations - Acadia National Park

Sail on a Ranger narrated cruise

27 Main St., Bar Harbor

Points of Interest in the Park  
Bear Brook Picnic Area Located on the Park Loop Rd.

Cadillac Mountain Auto Road

Park Loop Rd. to Cadillac Mountain Rd.

Cadillac Summit Loop Trail

Cadillac Mtn. - Acadia National Park

Carriage Roads - walking & biking

Acadia National Park

Carriages in The Park

Wildwood Stables on Park Look Rd.

Children's Program at Acadia

Acadia National Park 

Fabbri Picnic Area On Park Loop Rd. just beyond Otter Point

Jordan Pond House

Just off the Park Loop Rd.

Jordan Pond Nature Trail

Starts at Jordan Pond Parking Area


In the Acadia National Park Area

Ocean Path

Sand Beach to Otter Point-Park Loop Rd.

Park Loop Road Driving Tour

Acadia National Park

Park Ranger-Led Programs

Acadia National Park


All over Acadia National Park

Sand Beach  

Park Loop Rd.

Sieur de Monts Spring Nature Center

Acadia National Park, Park Loop Rd.

Sunrise/Sunset on Cadillac Mountain

Summit of Cadillac Mountain

Thunder Hole

Park Loop Road

Tidepools at Sand Beach with a Ranger

Available July & Aug.

Virtual Tour 

Acadia National Park 


Points of Interest on Mt Desert Island


Bar Island

Off Bridge St., in downtown Bar Harbor

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

Rt. 102A to Bass Harbor - 20 to 30 minutes

Eagle Lake

Rt. 233 Bar Harbor

Echo Lake

Rt. 102 toward Southwest Harbor

Fishing - fresh water

License available at local businesses

Acadia Mountain Guides - Rock Climbing

198 Main St., Bar Harbor

Rock Climbing - Atlantic Climbing School

67 Cottage St. (2nd. Floor) Bar Harbor

Sargent Drive Auto Tour

Off Rt. 198 in the town of Mt. Desert

Schoodic Peninsula Auto Tour

50 Mile Tour from Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor

Seawall Picnic Area

Take Rt. 102 A toward Bass Harbor

Ship Harbor Nature Trail

Take Rt. 102 A toward Bass Harbor

Thompson Island Picnic Area

Rt. 3 - Thompson Island

Tidepools on the sand bar

Bridge St., downtown Bar Harbor

Trolley Tours

58 Cottage St. Bar Harbor

Wild Gardens of Acadia

Sieur de Monts Spring area of Acadia

Wonderland Trail

Rt. 102A, Seawall Area


Abbe Museum

In the Sieur de Monts Spring area of Acadia