Acadia Hikes: Whimsical wonder found on Wonderland Trail

Wondering where to hike at Acadia National Park this weekend? Wonderland Trail is an easy 1.4 mile hike with spectacular views.

A pitch pine is tilted on its side beside the Wonderland Trail on April 12 in Acadia National Park near Southwest Harbor. Aislinn Sarnacki | BDN

A pitch pine is tilted on its side beside the Wonderland Trail in Acadia National Park near Southwest Harbor. Aislinn Sarnacki | BDN

The ultimate family adventure, Wonderland Trail in Acadia National Park is an easy hike through a whimsical habitat of granite and twisted pitch pines. The trail ends at the perfect playground — beaches covered with sand and seashells, seaweed gardens and tidal pools.

This scenic spot on Mount Desert Island is a place for exploration and relaxation. In addition to families, Wonderland attracts artists, wildlife watchers, picnickers and people who are simply looking for an easy walk in the state’s most popular park.

For full details about this hike, visit Act Out with Aislinn’s 1-minute hike: Parkman Mountain-Bald Peak, Acadia National Park.

Sarah Walker Caron

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Sarah Walker Caron is senior features editor for the Bangor Daily News, and resident cook. She writes a cooking column, Maine Course, and is also author of "Grains as Mains: Modern Recipes Using Ancient Grains." Her recipes have appeared in the BDN, Betty Crocker publications, Glamour.com and more.