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Why go there?

Acadia is the northernmost national park on the East Coast with various ecosystems and terrains. With more than 150 miles of hiking trails, the park offers many ways to experience nature. From mountains to shore, lakes, streams, wetlands, forests, and meadows in between, all contribute to a diversity of plants and animals. The summit of Cadillac Mountain is the highest point on the Atlantic coast. Its legendary view is the first place in the US to greet the sunrise. Laced throughout this landscape is a historic carriage road system financed by John D. Rockefeller Jr. In total, the park encompasses 49,075 acres, wildlife abounds throughout the park. Acadia is one of the most popular destinations in the national park system, and can be crowded during summer. Whether you are hiking one of the park's many trails, kayaking on one of its lakes, or simply enjoying a picnic lunch surrounded by stunning views, Acadia National Park is sure to offer an unforgettable experience.

About the Park

  • Natural

  • Hiking

  • Sailing

  • Biking

  • Camping

  • Dog-friendly

  • B.A.R.K. Ranger Program

  • Lighthouse

  • Boating

  • Canoeing & kayaking

  • Picnicking

  • Bird and wildlife viewing

  • Scenic driving

  • Rock climbing

  • Beaches

  • Ranger programs

  • Horseback riding

  • Stargazing

  • Winter activities

  • Historic sites

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      Acadia National Park - How to visit & what to see


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      • Hiking

      • Horseback riding