Acadia National Park


Acadia National Park is located in Maine. It is one of the most popular national parks in the U.S. with 3.5 million visitors a year. It is known for its mountain views and Atlantic Ocean coastline.


Acadia National Park consists of many islands, mountains, coastal areas, and ponds. Only 2,000 acres of the park is on the mainland and the rest are on the islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Some islands can be visited by ferry or boat.


The park is home to falcons, songbirds, sea birds, herons, sandpipers, ducks, salamanders, frogs, and toads. Seals, dolphins, and whales are found off the coast.

Things to Do

Visitors can explore the shoreline by hiking, driving, kayaking, or canoeing. There are two beaches, one salt water and one fresh water, to swim in. Visitors can also bike, bird watch, boat, climb, fish, horseback ride, and visit tide pools. Winter activities include skiing, snowmobiling, and more.

Fun Facts

Most people spent 3-4 days at this park.

Moose and bears are rarely seen.

“Leaf peeping”, or looking at different colored leaves during fall, is very popular.

Source: National Park Service