Acadia National Park, Maine

People are attracted toward Maine's rough coastline today just as they've always been. People with the foresight in the early 1900's donated the area that evolved into Acadia National Park Acadia has a wide variety of wildlife and plants as well as being home to the highest peak on the east coast. Nowadays tourists go to Acadia to explore early buggy routes, climb mountains, and to relax and appreciate the landscape.

Acadia National Park Info


Acadia National Park

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News

Tourism in Maine to Acadia National Park Creates $387.7 Million in Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,537,575 visits to Acadia National Park in Maine generated $387.7 million in the state in 2018. That spending resulted in 5,602 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of $521.5 million.

National Park Service Finalizes Transportation Plan at Acadia National Park

The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Transportation Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (FTP/EIS) for Acadia National Park that will improve visitor experiences and reduce congestion in the park. On May 9, Regional Director Gay Vietzke signed the ROD selecting the preferred alternative and authorizing the NPS to proceed with this effort to provide safe and efficient transportation for visitors, while ensuring protection of park resources and values.

Upcoming Improvements to Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park will have a wide variety of maintenance improvement projects within park boundaries over the spring, summer, and fall. Current conditions on roads, hiking trails, and carriage roads are posted to the National Park Service website at go.nps.gov/AcadiaAlerts. Every effort is made to schedule work to reduce impacts to visitors but occasional detours and closures may be necessary to maintain a safe environment for visitors, workers, and resources.

Acadia National Park Photos

Acadia woods walk

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Acadia woods walk

Looking down on Bear Island Light in Acadia National Park Maine.

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Looking down on Bear Island Light in Acadia National Park Maine.


Bear Island Light is a lighthouse on Bear Island near Mt. Desert Island, at the entrance to Northeast Harbor, Maine. It was first established in 1839. The present structure was built in 1889. It was deactivated in 1981 and relit as a private aid to navigation by the Friends of Acadia National Park

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Big Tide!

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Big Tide!

Sand Beach

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Sand Beach

Catkins on Jesup Trail

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Catkins on Jesup Trail

Jesup Path

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Jesup Path

We explored something new! We stopped at the Wild Gardens of Acadia (which was not open for the season yet) looking for ideas. We ended up on a 1-mile trail with a boardwalk through the woods and then a nice flat path for walking.

Sand Beach

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Sand Beach

The tide was so high that there wasn't much beach.

Conners Nubble

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Conners Nubble

From Beech Mountain

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From Beech Mountain

Eagle Lake from Conners Nubble

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Eagle Lake from Conners Nubble

Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park

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Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park

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loons3

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loons3

S/\he was soon joined by the other one.

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loons1

While the Ranger was giving her talk, a pair of loons who were nesting at the other end of the pond decided to come pay a visit.

ranger talk

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ranger talk

The Ranger giving her talk at the outlet of Jordan Pond

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loons5

Apparently the loons thought this was a good feeding area.

rhodora

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rhodora

Rhodora (Rhododendron canadense) was fairly common along the edge of Jordon Pond

Conversation

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Conversation

Gray Day

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Gray Day

Eben says the Thunder Hole is one of his favorite places. The tide was too high to enjoy it...I wish we had gotten there two hours earlier; it would have been booming!

Acadia National Park

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Acadia National Park

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sunset

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sunset

Sunset over Eagle Lake, from the Park Loop Road.