Acadia National Park photo

Acadia National Park

26 February, 1919
49,075.26 acres
(198.6 km2)
Visitors in 2017

Acadia National Park is a United States national park located in the state of Maine, southwest of Bar Harbor. The park reserves much of Mount Desert Island and associated smaller islands along the Atlantic coast. Initially created as the Sieur de Monts National Monument in 1916, the park was renamed and re-designated Lafayette National Park in 1919, and then renamed once more as Acadia National Park in 1929. Over three million people visited the park in 2016. Acadia is the oldest designated national park in the United States east of the Mississippi River, although two eastern Canadian parks are older: Thousand Islands (1904) and Point Pelee (1918).

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Airports Nearby

Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (BHB)
Bangor International Airport (BGR)

Visitor Centers

Acadia National Park Hulls Cove Visitor Center

Some centers open seasonally. Check for accurate open hours.

Top Attractions

Cadillac Mountain
Thunder Hole
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Jordan Pond
Sand Beach
Otter Cliff
Schoodic Point
Carriage Road
Park Loop Road
Precipice Trail

Weather Averages

(In Farenheit. Source: NOAA)

* Distances and travel times are calculated to center of the park.