• The Beehive - Bar Harbor, Maine

      The Beehive
      Photo by Dennis Goza
      Standing 520 feet tall and having a distinctive dome shape that gives it its name, The Beehive is hard to miss as you're driving through Acadia National Park. If you're up to the challenge, the trail to its peak offers a very strenuous hike and climb that rewards you with some of the most awe-inspiring views of the ocean and landscape that you'll find anywhere within the park. In many places, the trail is nearly vertical, and you have to use handrails to negotiate it. At the top, you'll have plenty of room to rest, have a picnic if you wish, and admire the view.

      If you go:
      This is a demanding hike. Be sure to bring water. And if you're afraid of heights, you may be very uneasy. Expect your adventure to last at least 2 hours. You might want to take one of the free shuttles to the trailhead, as parking is competitive. You may be able to park in the nearby lot for Sand Beach, or along the road.


      Park Loop Road at Sand Beach
      Acadia National Park
      Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 USA

      Mailing address:
      Acadia National Park
      PO Box 177
      Bar Harbor, ME 04609 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Acadia National Park
      +1 (207) 288-3338