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 with high biodiversity, clean air and water, and a rich cultural heritage. Each year, more than 3.3 million people explore seven peaks above 1,000 feet, 158 miles of hiking trails, and 45 miles of carriage roads with 16 stone bridges.

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Winter Wonderland

There's lots to do and discover in Acadia during winter.

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Things To Do

Find out about ranger-guided tours and boat cruises, hikes, evening programs, and outdoor activities you can do on your own.

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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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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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Hiking in Acadia

You've got lots of choices and challenges awaiting you on hiking trails across Acadia

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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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Artist-in-Residence Program

The Artist-in-Residence program is dedicated to creating new ways for visitors to experience Acadia through the arts.

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Campgrounds

Whether you're glamping, or tent camping, your overnight stay in Acadia's renowned campgrounds begins here.

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For Kids

Program offerings and suggestions for young people, and their families

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Webcam: North Atlantic Coastline

Catch glimpses of sunrise, storms, sailboats, and the occasional seagull.

Last updated: February 7, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Phone:

(207) 288-3338

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