Visitor Use and Recreation

The goals of the visitor use program at Acadia National Park are to:
  1. inform park managers and the public about visitor use and impacts;
  2. minimize visitor impacts to park resources and help ensure high quality visitor experiences.
In our scope of work we
  • coordinate university social science and visitor impact research to support park needs;
  • conduct small scale research projects to understand visitor use;
  • inventory and monitor visitor use numbers, activities, behaviors, and impacts;
  • mitigate visitor use through site management practices and Leave No Trace (LNT) visitor education.
The various projects listed below each offer a brief overview and links to some research and monitoring reports.

Cadillac Mountain

Carriage Roads

Friends of Acadia Ridgerunner and Recreation Intern

Isle au Haut

Leave No Trace

Mount Desert Island

Rock Climbing

Village Connector Trails

Visitor Survey Card

Visitor Services Project

Last updated: October 6, 2015

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


(207) 288-3338

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