With over two and a half million visits per year, Acadia National Park is one of Maine’s best-known treasures. Its rocky coastline, scenic mountains, and extensive trail system welcome those who love the outdoors from around the country and the world.
The most popular section of Acadia is located on Mount Desert Island on the coast of Maine. It’s home to Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the eastern seaboard in the United States. It’s also where you’ll find attractions like Thunder Hole, Sand Beach, and Jordan Pond.
The town of Bar Harbor, located next to the park, caters to tourists and visitors with shopping, dining, and outdoor adventures. The island’s other towns – including Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor – are great options for people who want a quieter experience.
Across Frenchman Bay, the Schoodic section of Acadia follows more untouched, rocky coastline. It’s a great spot to see huge waves crashing against the coast. Or if you’d like, you can relax to the sounds of the ocean.
Acadia also includes land on a few coastal islands that are only reachable by boat, including a large section of Isle au Haut.
Browse the articles below to learn how to make the most of your trip to Acadia National Park!