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. Read More

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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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Plan Your Visit

Details of your visit start to come together here including camping, fees, reservations, operating hours, transportation info and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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Entrance Pass Required

A park entrance pass is required year-round. Vehicles must display a pass clearly visible through the windshield. Buy & print a pass online.

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Vehicle Reservations

Vehicle reservations are not required to drive the Cadillac Summit Road this time of year. They will resume in mid-May 2023.

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Camping Takes Planning

All park campgrounds are closed for the season. They reopen in May 2023. There is no winter camping or overnight parking allowed in Acadia.

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Learn About the Park

Learn about park history, nature, and management practices.

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Get Involved

Learn how to volunteer, work with us, become an artist in residence, report a wildlife sighting, and other ways to get involved in Acadia.

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Science at the Summit

Learn about the ways climate change is challenging researchers to rethink how they manage Acadia's fragile mountain summits.

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Building Acadia

Learn more about the many hands that built the historic trails, roads, carriage roads and bridges of Acadia National Park.

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Environmental Threats

From climate change to invasive species and air pollution, environmental threats are changing Acadia.

Last updated: October 31, 2022

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PO Box 177
Bar Harbor , ME 04609


207 288-3338

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