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


Aromatic Coffee

Enjoy our freshly ground, local coffee

Currently serving select roasts from Precipice Coffee, Maine’s first zero emissions, Bellwether roasted coffee.

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. 

Denise and Husband First Light Hikes
Denise and Roger Chandler
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!