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 Required

Driving your car to two of the most popular destinations in Acadia National Park will require a reservation Oct 1 to 18, 2020

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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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Looking For A Parking Spot?

Want to know where and when you stand a better chance of finding an available parking space in Acadia?

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Transportation Plan

Acadia has a plan to improve visitor experiences and reduce congestion. Full implementation may take a decade, but work may start in 2020.

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Hiking Guide

Numerous choices and challenges await you on hiking trails across Acadia.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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Buy & Print Your Pass Online

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

No Camping

All park campgrounds are closed for the season due to COVID-19. No backcountry, "out-of-bounds" camping, or overnight parking is allowed.

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Visiting with Your Dog

Do you love to travel with your furry, four-legged, family member? This information is for you.

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Review a list of Current Volunteer Opportunities to find the right Acadia experience for you

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Webcam: North Atlantic Coastline

Catch glimpses of sunrise, storms, sailboats, and the occasional seagull.

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Artist-in-Residence Program

The Artist-in-Residence program is dedicated to creating new ways for visitors to experience Acadia through the arts.

Last updated: September 1, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


(207) 288-3338

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