Located on the coastline of Maine, Acadia National Park is 47,000 acres of shoreline, lakes, forest, and mountains, and 30,300 acres of that is relegated to Mount Desert Island, with 5,000 acres divided between Isle au Haut and the Schoodic Peninsula. The oldest National Park east of the Mississippi River, the park's original name was Lafayette National Park until 1929. A diverse array of coastal mammals call Acadia home, with white-tailed deer, moose, foxes, coyotes, chipmunks, porcupines, and even black bears dwelling in the salty, bracing air.
Cadillac Mountain is the tallest mountain against the eastern U.S. coast, at 1,530 feet, and is reachable through an adventurously winding, and seasonally-affected, 3.5-mile road. The Islesford Historical Museum on Little Cranberry Island is reachable from mail or tour boats from Northeast and Southwest Harbors, and offers a glimpse into the unique world of Cranberry Isles living.
From May to October, Private Vehicle fees are $20 (valid for seven days), Motorcycle fees are $5 (valid for seven days), Bicycle fees are $5 (valid for seven days), Organized Group rates are $20 for non-commercial vehicles (15 or less capacity), and $5 per person for vehicles that exceed 16 occupants or more. Entrants aged 15 or under are admitted free of charge. Commercial Tours pay separate admission rates.
Best time to visit
The park’s operating dates and hours can be foundhere.
Near by POI
On the southeast corner of Mount Desert Island, within Acadia National Park, is Bass Harbor Head Light, a lighthouse denoting the presences of Blue Hill Bay and Bass Harbor.