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 with high biodiversity, clean air and water, and a rich cultural heritage. Each year, more than 3.3 million people explore seven peaks above 1,000 feet, 158 miles of hiking trails, and 45 miles of carriage roads with 16 stone bridges.

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Don't Let Crowds Crush Your Acadia Visit

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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Things To Do

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

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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Hiking in Acadia

You've got lots of choices and challenges awaiting you on hiking trails across Acadia

Dog on leash on carriage roads.

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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Winter Wonderland

Want to feel as if you have the park all to yourself? There's lots to do and discover in Acadia during winter.

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For Kids

Program offerings and suggestions for young people, and their families

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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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Artist-in-Residence Program

For 25 years, Acadia has hosted programs dedicated to creating new ways for visitors to experience the park through the arts.

Last updated: August 31, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Phone:

(207) 288-3338

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