Camping at Acadia over Memorial Day Weekend!!
- Chris Summerfield, Sally Miller
- Trip date
- Friday, May 26th, 2017
- Difficulty rating
- Must be a MITOC member
A multi-activity tent camping four-day weekend that happens once each year.
In and around Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, a 108 square mile island off the coast of Maine.
The campground reservation in Acadia is for Memorial Day weekend, Friday afternoon, May 26 through noon on Monday, May 29.
Sign up information
- Wednesday, May 3: Trip sign-up begins.
- Monday, May 22 at noon: Trip sign-up closes and lottery runs
- Wednesday, May 22, at 6:30 pm: pre-trip meeting
You must be an active member of MITOC to sign up. The trip has a capacity limit of 80 participants. If more than 80 members sign up, trip participation will be populated by lottery selection.
The cost of the trip is $30, which will cover the 3 nights of camping. You will be asked to pay after the trip lottery runs (5/22) and before the pre-trip meeting (5/24). More information will be sent out after the lottery runs!
Gear rental costs are not included in the trip fee, and expect to also pay drivers for gas, potentially pay a fee for accessing certain parts of the park depending on your activity choice ($25/vehicle for 7 days), and any food/incidentals that you don’t bring with you.
If the trip fee and/or gear rental fees prevent you from attending this trip, please click here.
Hiking, Climbing, Biking, Sea Kayaking, Sailing, Swimming (if you dare), Bird Watching, Whale Watching, Sky Watching (mostly at night), People Watching (anytime), Eating, Sleeping, and Invent-your-Own Activities in the company of 80 other outdoor-driven MITOC members. MITOC will provide the organizational energy and resources necessary to make the Acadia Weekend Trip happen, including participant registration, rideshare organization, and a reserved group campsite, but scheduling activities and deciding what to do on a day-to-day basis will be left to you and other participants to develop either individually or collaboratively. More information about this will be provided at the pre-trip meeting on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
Check here for updated information from the National Park Service, including maps, regulations, temporary trail closures, and current conditions for specific activities. Check here for a map of the island with links to points of interest and commercial support services and facilities.
About the Island
Acadia’s bold mountains and stunning coastal scenery make it one of the most unique climbing destinations on the East Coast. Only in Acadia can you scale sheer cliffs that rise precipitously out of the sea. From an ecological standpoint, Acadia is one of the most diverse national parks in America. With elevations ranging from sea-level to 1,500 feet, the landscape boasts rugged mountains, forests, lakes and wetlands. Outside of a tropical rainforest, there are few places in the world with so much natural diversity packed into such a small space.
- first-come, first-serve
- Maximum participants
- Signups opened at
- May 3, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
- Signups closed at
- May 22, 2017, noon
- Have you been to Acadia before?
- Do you have a car? How many people can you take (including yourself)?
- What are your activity preferences?