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One Day in Acadia National Park, Maine


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Hit the Beach
Sand Beach, Acadia National Park, Maine

Sand Beach as seen from the Great Head loop trail.

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Visit the west side of the island to get in some swimming. Around Southwest Harbor you will find Somes Sound which has been described as the only fjord in the US. This body of water contains depths up to 175 feet and almost splits the island into two. This beautiful body of water will definitely do one thing – get you in the mood to swim. So grab your towel and look to the right. Here, you will find Echo Lake, a wonderful spot to swim and lounge on the small beach.

If you can't make it to the west side, check out Sand Beach. It wouldn’t be a vacation if you didn’t dip into the water at least once!

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