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Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden

The Asticou Inn, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME
+1 800-258-3373
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A must visit location

This is a little out of the way, but our innkeeper told us about this lovely garden. We visited in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MeridenTravelers
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Meriden, CT
Change of pace

This is another spot that offers some nice contrast to the overwhelming vistas of Acadia. We ended... read more

Reviewed yesterday
NeverUnpacked
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Westfield, Indiana
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The Asticou Inn, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a little out of the way, but our innkeeper told us about this lovely garden. We visited in mid October, but there was still plenty to see. The gardens are lovely and carefully designed to blend into the natural surroundings. A good variety...More

Thank MeridenTravelers
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is another spot that offers some nice contrast to the overwhelming vistas of Acadia. We ended up driving to the parking lot at the top and exploring the trails, including the one to the lot on the road. There were still some beautiful flowers,...More

Thank NeverUnpacked
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked up from the lower car park and whilst it was 200 steps were not disappointed at the views we glimpsed on the way. Lovely gardens and house. Well worth the visit.

Thank purchases
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Thuya Gardens are very beautiful and a nice change of pace from the crowds of Acadia and Bar Harbor. There were many flowers in bloom--even in September. We saw humming birds and tons of butterflies as well. We hiked up the terrace side of...More

Thank Florida-Traveler-US
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took this hike since it was rated easy. Had done a moderate hike earlier. Really wasn't much of a hike. I didn't go to the gardens. There was a suggested entrance fee of $5 for that so i chose not to do that. there are...More

Thank PreferFoodIDontCook
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

There is access to trails that take you into Acadia and directly to Jordan Pond from this garden. Make time to visit the house and consider packing a picnic to enjoy in the gardens.

Thank dvalella
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This is another place I always visit. It is small botanical garden. I love all the flowers and sometimes the bees and butterflies around there. It's best to go there between memory day and Labor Day. I was so lucky to caught some many butterflies...More

Thank Min C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Thank you Rockefellers and others that made and make this incredible garden possible. Pink granite steps lead up to lookouts and phenomenal gardens with incredible landscaping, crafted wood structures, fences and beautiful healthy species including succulents, mosses and flowers.

Thank Glenntherestranteur
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Worth the walk up a somewhat steep hillside (steps...about 200...and paths have been created for you). Parking lot located right on SR 3 outside of Northeast Harbor. The gardens are magnificent! There is a donation box at the gate. If you prefer not to walk...More

Thank M Q
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Both gardens are truly lovely, quiet and beautiful places of great pleasure. Dozens and dozens or rare flowers.

Thank Richard C
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firefly42106
31 August 2017|
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Response from TNStreamSwimmer | Reviewed this property |
An hour and a half to 2 hours should get you through the gardens without feeling rushed. The lady in the lodge likes to chat, so watch yourself there.
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L L
7 February 2015|
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Response from anakmelayu | Reviewed this property |
Yes ..thuya garden on top of the hill , the wooden lodge is on the property. Hope this help..happy trail
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