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IMG_3946Acadia National Park, Monhegan Island, Camden Hills State Park, Portland Head Light, Grafton Notch State Park. Spend a week exploring rocky coastline, quaint villages, and mountains while kayaking, biking, canoeing, and hiking.

***This tour will feature tent camping and a passenger van.***

2020 dates coming soon.  Confirm all dates with Adventure Bus before booking any flights or pre-trip accommodations.

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Day 1 Depart Portland, ME

Depart Portland ME, 11 AM

We’ll pick you up at 11 AM and take in a picnic lunch at the iconic Portland Head Light before whisking you away to the western mountains of Maine! Don’t worry, we’ll come back to the rugged rocky coast later in the week!

Day 2 Canoe and Hike

Canoe and Hike

Start your day with a leisurely canoe down the Androscoggin River. Maybe we will see a moose! In the afternoon ride the chairlift up Sunday River Ski Resort for beautiful views of the surrounding Mahousic Mountains. Hike to another peak or down the mountain. We’ll also visit Artist’s Bridge, a beautiful local covered bridge.

Day 3 Grafton Notch State Park

Grafton Notch State Park

Discover the beauty of the White Mountains and Grafton Notch State Park! We’ll enjoy some hiking through thick forest as fall foliage begins. We’ll explore beautiful granite outcrops and cascading creeks while we keep an eye out for a Moose! End the day at the Suds Pub and sample some local food and brews.

Day 4 Acadia

Acadia National Park

Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, and Cadillac Mountain. These are just a few of the highlights we’ll take in at Acadia National Park! We’ll hike along the rocky coastline or for a more challenging hike try Gorham Mountain or the Bee Hive!

Day 5 Acadia

Acadia National Park

Experience Acadia by boat, bike or hiking today. Your choice! We’ll set you up with a tour or rent a bike or kayak and take off on your own. Acadia is home to dozens of miles of old Carriage roads perfect for biking. Kayaking around the Porcupine Islands offers views of Bar Harbor and Frenchmen’s Bay. Dine out tonight in one of the many fine restaurants in Bar Harbor.

Day 6 Camden and Rockland Lighthouses

Camden and Rockland

In the morning we’ll head to the mid-coast area of Maine to Camden Hills State Park. Take in the views from Mt Battie of Penobscot Harbor which include the village of Camden and on a clear day, Acadia! Visit Owl’s Head Lighthouse and walk a mile out into the ocean on the Rockland Breakwater! We’ll camp near the ocean for the next two nights.

Day 7 Monhegan Island

Monhegan Island

It’s an early start today as we try and catch sunrise over Penobscott Bay right from our campground. Next we’ll take a ferry out to the truly unique Monhegan Island.  Spend your day hiking, visiting galleries, or taking in the beautiful views of this enchanting island!

Day 8 Common Ground Fair, (certain dates only)

Common Ground Fair

Spend the day celebrating Maine’s agricultural traditions at Common Ground Fair.  Enjoy local food vendors, hand crafts and homesteading demonstrations and exhibits, live music and animals.

Day 8 Return to Portland, ME

Return to Portland, ME by Noon.


Trip Details

Arrival & Departure

We will pick you up at 11AM at the Days Inn Airport/Maine Mall and return by noon.

Transportation

This tour will feature a passenger van.

Accommodations

This tour will feature tent camping.

Weather

Cooler days and nights are typical in the on this adventure tour.

Food

Our meals are geared to provide you with the fuel you need to get through your active days, and yet still extremely tasty. We can accommodate all dietary needs. Click here for sample recipes.

Hikes & Difficulty

This is more of a multi-sport tour, with options for hiking, biking, kayaking and canoeing.

What to Expect

After you make a reservation, an Adventure Bus confirmation packet will be sent to you with more detailed information.



From the road

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From the road

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Depart Portland ME, 11 AM

We’ll pick you up at 11 AM and take in a picnic lunch at the iconic Portland Head Light before whisking you away to the western mountains of Maine! Don’t worry, we’ll come back to the rugged rocky coast later in the week!

Canoe and Hike

Start your day with a leisurely canoe down the Androscoggin River. Maybe we will see a moose! In the afternoon ride the chairlift up Sunday River Ski Resort for beautiful views of the surrounding Mahousic Mountains. Hike to another peak or down the mountain. We’ll also visit Artist’s Bridge, a beautiful local covered bridge.

Grafton Notch State Park

Discover the beauty of the White Mountains and Grafton Notch State Park! We’ll enjoy some hiking through thick forest as fall foliage begins. We’ll explore beautiful granite outcrops and cascading creeks while we keep an eye out for a Moose! End the day at the Suds Pub and sample some local food and brews.

Testimonials

Name: Pam Perry From: Irving, TX AB Trips you’ve been on: 6 I think. Best of the West and Grand Canyon twice, Yellowstone, Glacier... Read more →

Itinerary

Day 4 Acadia

Acadia National Park

Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, and Cadillac Mountain. These are just a few of the highlights we’ll take in at Acadia National Park! We’ll hike along the rocky coastline or for a more challenging hike try Gorham Mountain or the Bee Hive!

Itinerary

Day 5 Acadia

Acadia National Park

Experience Acadia by boat, bike or hiking today. Your choice! We’ll set you up with a tour or rent a bike or kayak and take off on your own. Acadia is home to dozens of miles of old Carriage roads perfect for biking. Kayaking around the Porcupine Islands offers views of Bar Harbor and Frenchmen’s Bay. Dine out tonight in one of the many fine restaurants in Bar Harbor.

Testimonials

“Thanks Steph and Ardell for another great trip. I look forward to coming back for a third trip in the future!” And in fact... Read more →

From the road

Highlight from 2016: Lunch on Valdez Glacier in Alaska! fb.me/8xi1GpSRy Read more →

Camden and Rockland

In the morning we’ll head to the mid-coast area of Maine to Camden Hills State Park. Take in the views from Mt Battie of Penobscot Harbor which include the village of Camden and on a clear day, Acadia! Visit Owl’s Head Lighthouse and walk a mile out into the ocean on the Rockland Breakwater! We’ll camp near the ocean for the next two nights.

Monhegan Island

It’s an early start today as we try and catch sunrise over Penobscott Bay right from our campground. Next we’ll take a ferry out to the truly unique Monhegan Island.  Spend your day hiking, visiting galleries, or taking in the beautiful views of this enchanting island!

Testimonials

I had a great time once again on the Adventurebus!  I’m beginning to think that half the adventure is meeting all the personalities that come on the... Read more →

Common Ground Fair

Spend the day celebrating Maine’s agricultural traditions at Common Ground Fair.  Enjoy local food vendors, hand crafts and homesteading demonstrations and exhibits, live music and animals.

Testimonials

Adventure Bus has been a Godsend to me.  I was pining away for a means to go camping and hiking and see the country’s... Read more →

From the road

This unique bird is a Black Skimmer. You can find it and many other birds in Dry Tortugas National Park. fb.me/5Kio3PPFt Read more →

Return to Portland, ME by Noon.