There’s a little bit of everything here, including mountains, lakes, beaches (some of them quite secluded), gardens and little villages, hiking trails, and glorious wilderness.
The general consensus is that you will need a whole day at least to fully enjoy the experience of the Allagash Waterway.
Azaleas, conifers, rhododendrons, and other plants can be viewed here, helping you let go of the world’s worries, and contemplate the wonders of life in general.
One fun thing to do is walk across the sandbar to the island in the harbour, provided you remember to walk back before the tide comes back in.
An alternative to Acadia National Park is the less-frequented Baxter State Park, near Millinocket.