• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.


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  • Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm

    The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.

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    Bubble Pond Carriage Road will be closed to all traffic Monday 9/15- Wednesday 9/17 from the parking lot to Triad-Day Mountain Bridge. More »


Native American diorama

Native American and canoe from diorama.


The Wabanaki
Native American peoples have inhabited the land we now call Maine for 12,000 years. To learn more about their long history and diverse culture, click here. Ethnography: Asticou's Island Domain: Wabanaki Peoples at Mount Desert Island, Volume 1 and Volume 2.

George B Dorr.

George B Dorr.


George B. Dorr
Known as the father of Acadia National Park, Dorr spent most of his adult life bringing the park into being, caring for the park, and expanding it. To learn more about his contributions to the area, click here.

Charles W Eliot

Charles W Eliot at Jordan Pond.


Charles W. Eliot
Inspired by his son's passions and fueled by a love of the land, Eliot helped create Acadia National Park. To learn more about his contributions, click here.

Rock Cairn Bates

This four-rock cairn was named after Bates.

NPS/Todd M. Edgar

Waldron Bates
On a giant boulder at junction of Gorham Mountain and Cadillac Cliffs Trails is a commemorative bronze plaque that is passed by three or four hundred hikers every summer day. To learn more about to whom this plaque is dedicated and why, click here.

Historic Trustees of Public Reservations
Early path committees helped shape Acadia National Park.
H.W. Gleason

Did You Know?

From atop Cadillac Mountain, the sun is just starting to rise over the Porcupine Islands.

Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States. During certain times of the year, it is the first place in the U.S. to see sunrise.