Inspiring views.

Morning brews.

Small-group guided hikes in Acadia National Park

“There is nothing better than hiking. Well, maybe hiking to watch a sunrise with a great cup of coffee.”

– Denise Chandler, Owner & Founder

Stunning Landscapes


Experience the Best of Maine from Acadia’s Coast

Blueberry
Blueberry Picking
Homemade Treats
Homemade Treats
Lobster
Lobster Boats
Lighthouse
Historic Lighthouses

About First Light Hikes

Denise and Roger Chandler founded First Light Hikes to share Acadia’s beauty and great coffee choices with anyone who values the same passions. During our guided group hikes, we make it our mission to cater to every experience level, sharing expert information about Acadia National Park while providing local treats for a truly authentic Maine experience.

What Hikers Have to Say
Kylie B.
So Well Worth It!
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Kylie B.

Denise is amazing! She made great suggestions about other hidden hikes in Acadia that were less crowded. She also brought homemade blueberry muffins and local coffee as we watched the sunrise over the Atlantic. Don’t let the 4:30 am wake up scare you, it is so well worth it!

Sean S.
Excellent Sunrise
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Sean S.

Excellent sunrise, coffee and even blueberry muffins!!!

David F.
Fantastic Guides!
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David F.

Denise and Roger (and Tucker the dog) were fantastic guides! They were flexible, accommodating, and very knowledgeable! Our family of 6 had a great time, and we highly recommend First Light Hikes!

Johnnyvan
Highly Recommended!
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Johnnyvan

Denise and Roger are excellent guides. They are very knowledgeable on the local history. Full of advice on how to see the hidden gems of Acadia National Park, how to avoid the crowds and find little known parking spots. Highly recommended! Wonder dog Tucker is a great guide, too!

Dan M.
Amazing Experience!
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Dan M.

This was a fantastic hike. Denise was an excellent guide, she was very kind, personable and knowledgeable. The hike was fun and the views were gorgeous. Amazing experience!!!