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.

Brilliant sunset on a very cloudy night as seen from the summit of Cadillac Mountain.

Current Conditions

Find information about the NPS response to COVID-19, and any changes in access to park roads, trails, facilities or visitor services.

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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

Campgrounds will open no sooner than July 1. No backcountry, "out-of-bounds" camping, or overnight parking is allowed.

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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Hiking in Acadia

You've got lots of choices and challenges awaiting 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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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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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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Phone:

(207) 288-3338

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