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 4 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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Top 10 Things To Know About Acadia

Whether this is your first visit to Acadia, or you've been coming with your family for generations, check out this list to learn the latest.

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Entrance Pass Required

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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Vehicle Reservations

Vehicle reservations are required to drive the Cadillac Summit Road May 25-Oct 22.

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Camping Takes Planning

There is no same-day availability for any park campsite. An online reservation is required to enter park campgrounds.

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Get the Most Out of An Off-Season Visit

There's actually a lot to do and enjoy in Acadia during the off season, from November through April.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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Wabanaki Heritage, Culture, & Craft

Learn more about the heritage, culture, and craft of Wabanaki people.

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Peregrine Falcon Recovery

Find out why several popular hiking trails are closed to limit disturbance to peregrine falcons during an annual nesting period.

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Protect Your Pet Privileges

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

Last updated: June 9, 2022

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PO Box 177
Bar Harbor , ME 04609


207 288-3338

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