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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"Eeek” of Ecology Festival for Children Hosted at Schoodic Institute

Bring “trick-or-treaters” to the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park on Saturday October 26 from 1-4 p.m. to have fall science fun with the seventh annual “Eeek” of Ecology Festival. This free event will occur rain or shine and is recommended for children 12 and under, accompanied by an adult. This year, “trick-or-treaters” will visit learning stations and encounter the friendly ghosts of historic sites, learn about cave crickets, dinosaur fossils, ghoulish invasive species and more. This program begins at Eliot Hall on the Schoodic Institute campus. Costumes are optional but add to the fun.

National Park Service offers a business opportunity to operate carriage tours and equestrian services at Wildwood Stables

The National Park Service (NPS) is offering a 10-year concessions opportunity at Acadia National Park. The selected concessioner would operate carriage tours and equestrian services at Wildwood Stables in Acadia National Park. The new contract is expected to be effective for the 2021 visitor season. Wildwood Stables, on the southeast side of Mount Desert Island, can be accessed by the Park Loop Road. The site consists of a horse barn including an office, stables, outbuildings, and equestrian campsites with electricity, water, wastewater, and a comfort station. Wildwood Stables offers a variety of carriage tours under a concessions contract with the National Park Service throughout the tourist season.

National Park Service allows Class 1 electric bicycles in same locations as traditional bicycles in Acadia National Park

Beginning on September 28, 2019, the National Park Service (NPS) will allow Class 1 electric bicycles (e-bikes) where traditional bicycles are allowed in Acadia National Park consistent with NPS Policy Memorandum 19-01 on Electric Bicycles. The policy defines Class 1 e-bikes as electric bicycles equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling, and that ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 20 mph. Electric bicycles provide expanded options for visitors who wish to ride a bicycle but may be limited because of physical fitness, age, or otherwise. All three classes of e-bikes continue to be allowed where motor vehicles are allowed in Acadia National Park. In addition to responding to the Policy Memorandum, the NPS has reduced the speed limit on the carriage roads and Schoodic bike paths from 25 mph to 20 mph to ensure the safety of all users. E-bike users also need to be aware that Island Explorer buses and Bike Express trailers are not transporting e-bikes at this time due to load limitations.

Acadia National Park Photos

Long Pond

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Long Pond

Gorham Mountain

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Gorham Mountain

lobster roll - yum

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lobster roll - yum

Bass Harbor Head lighthouse

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Bass Harbor Head lighthouse

Cadillac Mountain

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Cadillac Mountain

Ocean Path

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Ocean Path

Bass Harbor Head lighthouse

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Bass Harbor Head lighthouse

Cadillac Mountain

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Cadillac Mountain

Jordan Pond

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Jordan Pond

on top of South Bubble

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on top of South Bubble

Long Pond

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Long Pond

Cadillac Mountain

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Cadillac Mountain

overlook

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overlook

Ocean Path

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Ocean Path

Ocean Path

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Ocean Path

Ocean Path

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Ocean Path

Jordan Pond

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Jordan Pond

Beech Mountain

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Beech Mountain

Jordan Pond

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Jordan Pond

Gorham Mountain

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Gorham Mountain