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Acadia National Park

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Acadia National Park is one of the most visited Parks in the nation. Located in Downeast Maine – Acadia National Park is a great place to vacation, go hiking, sightseeing or just relax. Acadia National Park began in 1916 as a monument and was named Sieur de Monts National Monument. When the land became a national park in 1919 it was named Lafayette National Park. It was not until 1929 that the park was renamed Acadia National Park. Ask us about Downeast Maine Vacations or share comments. To feature your Maine business, contact us.

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Acadia National Park Headquarters / Winter Visitor Center
Open all year – Hours vary

Hulls Cove Visitor Center
Open seasonally. Hours vary

Thompson Island Information Center
Open seasonally. Hours vary

Popular Acadia National Park activities include Bicycling, Boating, Climbing, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Scenic Driving, Swimming, and Tide Pool watching. Indoor activity options include Hulls Cove Visitors Center or the Nature Center at Sieur de Monts Spring Area. The Abbe Musuem is also at Sieur de Monts Spring Area and tells the story of Maine’s Native American heritage. The Islesford Historical Museum on Little Cranberry Island shares the story of the Cranberry Isles and its people.Acadia National Park is actually a collection of Maine Islands – which make up the park. The highest peak on Mount Desert Island is called Cadillac Mountain. Acadia also features the downeast lighthouse known as Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse.

Activities In Acadia National Park

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

The Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is the only lighthouse on Mount Desert Island. Located on the west side of the island this lighthouse has some short trails with beautiful views.

Cadillac Mountain

Many consider Cadillac Mountain to be the first spot in the United States to see the sunrise every morning. The theory being that due to it’s height sunlight hits the top of Cadillac Mountain before reaching any other point in the United States. Cadillac Mt. Maine

Camping In Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park is a great place to camp. There are some camp sites located within the park and many other Maine campgrounds nearby. Acadia Maine Campgrounds

Acadia National Park Islands

Acadia National Park is actually a collection of islands – Mt. Desert Island, Isle au Haut, St. Croix Island International Historic Site, and the Cranberry Isles – which make up the park. Downeast Maine Islands

Acadia National Park Museums

Acadia has several interesting museums in the park, including the Islesford Historical Museum and the Sieur de Monts Nature Center. Acadia National Park Museums

Acadia National Park Visitor Centers

Acadia National Park Headquarters / Winter Visitor Center
Open all year
Hours vary

Hulls Cove Visitor Center
Open seasonally
Hours vary

Thompson Island Information Center
Open seasonally
Hours vary

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