Acadia National Park originated as Sieur de Monts National Monument in 1916, and was the first national park created from donated private land. This effort was spearheaded in 1901 by the president of Harvard University, Charles W. Eliot, and directed over the next 43 years by George B. Dorr. The 35,000-acre park occupies roughly half of Mount Desert Island, and portions of the Schoodic Peninsula, and Isle au Haut. With 45 miles of carriage roads and 120 miles of designated hiking trails, the breath-taking ocean vistas, pristine forests, and granite ledges of Acadia National Park are a natural wonder that can be enjoyed by all.
For complete information on Acadia National Park, visit the official website by clicking here.
There are many things to do in and around the Park throughout the year. To plan your visit and for information on activities, programs for kids, places to go and more, start with this link.
Fare-free propane-powered buses provided by Island Explorer are a great way to explore the Park and Mount Desert Island. For detailed information on this free bus system, click here.
For Maps of Acadia National Park, including areas off Mount Desert Island, click here.