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Kayaking and Canoeing At Acadia

Surrounded by water and dotted with lakes, it's no surprise that you can find more than a few places to wet a paddle in Acadia. You can either go it alone with your own gear and skills, or find an outfitter to show you the way.

Go island hopping by sea kayak in the waters surrounding Acadia. Several outfitters offer these adventures.

Coastal Kayaking ToursNational Park Sea Kayak Tours and Aquaterra Adventures ply the waters around Mount Desert Island.

Coastal (207-288-9605 or 800-526-8615) offers multi-day camping trips to give you a taste of coastal Maine. "You'll spend your days paddling the pristine waters of Maine's loveliest bays, with nights spent camping on beautiful uninhabited islands. All you need to bring is your taste for adventure; we provide all camping equipment, meals, guide service, logistical support and island access," says the company.

Canoeing opportunities can be found inland, on Bubble Pond, Eagle Lake, Echo Lake, both upper and lower Hadlock Ponds, Jordan Pond, Seal Cove Pond as well as other locations. For details, check out the park's boating page. Canoes, kayaks, sailboats, and motorboats can be rented in surrounding communities.

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