Acadia National Park, ME
Is your kids' idea of a scenic walk a stroll through the local mall? Acadia National Park will change their minds and open their eyes. Located on the eastern coast of Maine's Mt. Desert Island, this park by the sea is a great place to hike, bike, or watch lobster boats trawling the Atlantic.
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Then, when too much nature becomes a recipe for hair-pulling misbehavior, round up the tykes and take a 5-minute drive to downtown Bar Harbor. There, you can fill up on fresh seafood, eat lobster ice cream, or visit marine locals at the aquarium.