It may seem short, but the 27 mile long Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park is a must see route, running past the lighthouse at Bass Harbor, Wildwood Stables (where horse-drawn carriage rides are available), and the gorgeous Sand Beach.
Before driving the loop, be sure to trace the Maine coast northwards from the capital. The road passes through Bath, with a great Maritime Museum, skirts Boothbay - home to a captivating railway museum - and is always accompanied by stunning coastline.
- Start out in Bar Harbor for a bit to eat, then strike out north from Acadia into Blueberry Country, where fresh fruit pies are part of the daily diet. See the lighthouse at Petit Manan, think about a side turn to quaint little Jonesport, or press on to the Canadian border at Pembroke.