• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.

    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

    Precipice Cliff, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliff areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »

  • Cultural Connections programs rescheduled for 7/16/2014 due to weather

    Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.

  • 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.

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?

Bronze statue of a Passamaquoddy man

Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is a National Park Service site located within three hours of Acadia. Saint Croix commemorates the first French attempt at a permanent settlement in N. America. Explore the mainland site with an interpretive trail featuring bronze statues and waysides. More...