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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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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Off Season Activities

There's lots to do and discover in Acadia during the off season.

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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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Protect Your Pet Privileges

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

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Vehicle Reservations Planning for 2021

Acadia National Park is studying results of an 18-day pilot of a Vehicle Reservation System prior to taking next steps in summer 2021.

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Transportation Plan

Acadia has a plan to improve visitor experiences and reduce congestion. Work began in 2020 and full implementation may take a decade.

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Volunteer With Us

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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


(207) 288-3338

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