Ocean Path and Blackwoods Campground

NPS Acadia hiking info Getting Around Acadia
     One area that one must visit while in Acadia is the Ocean Path. It's 4.4 miles round trip from either Sand Beach or Otter Point, but you don't have walk the whole thing. You can see the main points by parking by Sand Beach and exploring there, then driving to Otter Point and doing your thing there.
     We didn't do that though. On the first day we were there, after setting up camp at Blackwoods, we drove to the Fabbri area from Otter Cliff Road to avoid getting on the Park Loop. We saw the Sand Beach area at a different time, as I wrote about in this post.
     The Otter Cliff and Thunderhole areas were very nice. It's no wonder that these spots are some of the most notable and recognized places in Acadia. There are many areas off of the Ocean Path where people walk on the rocks and cliffs. Be careful though; there are slippery areas and rocks may move when you step on them. Watch my upcoming video for Acadia to see my shots of Thunderhole (though unfortunately there weren't giant, crashing waves at the time we visited).

     As I've mentioned a couple times in these posts, we camped at Blackwoods Campground. We did make advanced reservations before heading to Acadia, which is suggested because it's a popular campground. It cost $30 per night, which is a little pricey but not terrible. Often times when you make a camping reservation online, you have to pay a reservation fee, which can sometimes be practically as much as the camping cost itself. There was no reservation fee though, which was great.
     The campground has flush toilets, running water, and a dump station. There are fee showers nearby, but they appear to be privately owned and we did not use them. The sites themselves are pretty spacious. They have a picnic table and a fire pit. Also, there are many trees, which adds privacy and plenty of good spots for a hammock. I'd stay at this campground again without a doubt.


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