Acadia National Park

Comprised of a cluster of islands on the rugged Maine coast, Acadia National Park has a variety of landscapes including granite-domed mountains, woodlands, lakes, ponds, and ocean shoreline. Steep slopes rise above the rocky shore, including Cadillac Mountain, which at 1,530 feet is the highest point on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Such diverse habitats create striking scenery and make the park a haven for wildlife and plants. There are nature centers where Acadia visitors can learn about the wildlife inhabiting the park, including over 2,500 species of plants and animals.

Hiking and biking are popular Acadia National Park activities. There are more than 120 miles of hiking trails to explore by foot and 45 miles of carriage roads to travel by bike. These byways were established and maintained in the nineteenth and early twentieth century by local improvement societies. In 1919, Acadia became the first national park established east of the Mississippi River.

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NPF'S Impact at Acadia National Park

  • Acadia National Park is currently working to complete a public demonstration project to replace outdoor lighting at Acadia's Seawall and Blackwoods campgrounds with full cut-off fixtures that prevent light...