Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park is located along the mid-section of the Maine coast, southwest of Bar Harbor. The park protects the highest rocky headlands in the Atlantic coastline of the United States. 

Acadia was first established by President Woodrow Wilson as Sieur de Monts National Monument in July 1916 but then was changed in February 1919 to Lafayette National Park. In  January 1929 the park was officially was named Acadia National Park.

Acadia National Park has coastal views, rocky beaches, stunning mountain views. It’s a travel destination which should not miss. The park offers challenging trails for hikers and an amazing landscape for photographers. Acadia offers plenty of opportunities for kayaking since the park is the best place for kayaking in the summer

Best Time To Visit Acadia National Park:

The best time to visit Acadia National Park is from September to October. When the leaves change colors making the park beautiful and perfect to explore and take photographs. It also has comfortable temperature ranges from the ’40s through the ’50s. You can also visit the in summer giving a nice weather for hiking, but the park becomes crowded during the summer months.

Expense To Visit Acadia National Park:

Entry Fee:

  • Seven days pass for private or non-commercial vehicle with a capacity of 15 passengers or less cost $30
  • Seven days pass for one passenger or two passengers on a private, non-commercial motorcycle cost $25
  • Seven days pass for one individual with no car above the age of 15 costs $15 and under the age of 15 are admitted free of charge.
  • The annual pass for Acadia National Park cost $55

Things To Do In Acadia National Park:

Cadillac Mountain

Cadillac Mountain is at 1530 feet, is the tallest mountain on the North Atlantic seaboard. It is the major attraction of Acadia National Park. Cadillac is also accessible by car. You can hike up the Cadillac Summit Loop Trail and seeing the sunrise.

Park Loop Road

If you like to drive than hiking you can go for Park Loop Road which is 27-mile loop and also is the best way to do tour of Acadia. It takes minimum of about 3 hours, depends on how much you want to stop because the view is stunning.

Thunder Hole

A natural phenomenon caused by waves crashing into a narrow inlet. Waves fill the cave with water and air creating a loud sound like a thunderstorm. The water can reach up to 40 feet. You need to be very careful of the viewing platform the rocks will be wet and slippery. 


Acadia has more than 338 bird species. The park is one of the premier bird-watching areas in the U.S. When you go bird watching you need to stay on the trails and maintain a safe distance while viewing. The following are the bird watching location in Acadia:

  • Birding at Thompson Island
  • Birding the Carriage Roads
  • Birding Otter Point
  • Sieur de Monts Spring
  • Jordan Pond 
  • Birding the Western Mountains

Jordan Pond

Jordan Pond is a glacier-formed tarn. The Jordan Cliffs Loop is a 5-mile hike with a challenging path across steep hills and an exhausting climb up. At the end of the trail, you’ll find crystal-clear water that surrounds mountains which is truly an amazing view. You can also visit the nearby Jordan Pond House Restaurant which is the only full-service restaurant within the park.  Acadia is also one of the best national parks for water sports.

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