Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast

Acadia National Park protects the natural beauty of the highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline of the United States, an abundance of habitats, and a rich cultural heritage. At 3.5 million visits a year, it's one of the top 10 most-visited national parks in the United States. Visitors enjoy 27 miles of historic motor roads, 158 miles of hiking trails, and 45 miles of carriage roads.

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Vehicle Reservations: Cadillac Summit

Vehicle reservations are required to drive Cadillac Summit Road from mid-May to mid-October.

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Entrance Pass Required May-Oct

Learn about park entry fees and annual passes including how to buy, print, and display your pass on your dashboard before you get here.

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What To Know Before Visiting Acadia

Top 10 ways you can help make your visit safe and welcoming for everyone.

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Avoiding Crowds at Peak Season

Peak season traffic can make it difficult to drive and park in Acadia. It also can trigger serious public safety hazards.

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Acadia Goes Mobile

Before you visit, make sure your phone or tablet is fully equipped with two official apps designed by and for Acadia.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A good place to start for common, and uncommon, visitor questions.

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Artist-in-Residence Program

Through Sept 30, apply for one of as many as eight available residency opportunities at Acadia in 2022.

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Protect Your Pet Privileges

All pets must be on a leash. Owners must collect and dispose properly of animal waste.

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Things To Do

Find out about ranger-guided tours and boat cruises, hikes, evening programs, and outdoor activities you can do on your own.

Last updated: October 8, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


(207) 288-3338

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