• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.

    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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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.

  • Bubble Pond Carriage Road closure

    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 »

Park Statistics

How big?

 

Acadia National Park protects more than 47,000 acres (19020 hectares):

  • 35,332 acres (14298 hectares) owned by the National Park Service
  • 12,416 acres (5025 hectares) of privately owned lands that are under conservation easements managed by the National Park Service

 

When did Acadia become a national park?

 
Sieur de Monts National Monument - July 8, 1916
Lafayette National Park - February 26, 1919
Acadia National Park - January 19, 1929

 

How many people visit Acadia?

 

Acadia National Park generally receives more than two million recreational visits each year, making it one of the most-visited national park in the United States. The busiest months are July, August, and September.

The National Park Service Public Use Statistics website includes detailed visitation data for Acadia from 1919 to the present, as well as statistics for other National Park Service areas.

Did You Know?

A girl stands along the stone steps of the Kurt Diederich Path in this historic image taken around 1920.

Acadia National Park contains more than 120 miles of historic hiking trails. Many of these trails were established by local village improvement societies in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today many of the historic features, such as stonework, are still visible.