Acadia National Park in Maine is my favorite national park in the US. It’s the first place I traveled to, when I was just a few months old. My summer and school vacations were often spent on Mount Desert Island, visiting family in nearby Bar Harbor and enjoying Acadia National Park. That’s nearly 40 years […]
Acadia National Park
Established in 1916, Acadia National Park was the first US national park on the east coast. It is located in Maine and visited by more than 3 million people each year.
Acadia National Park includes over 49,000 acres of gorgeous beaches, cliffs, forest, gardens, and other outdoor scenery. It is home to Cadillac Mountain, the first place to see the sun rise on the east coast in the Fall and Winter.
Acadia offers a variety of outdoor activities, such as bird watching, camping, carriage rides, hiking, rock climbing, and swimming.
One of my favorite activities at Acadia is enjoying a picnic lunch on the cliffs at Little Hunter's Beach. Little Hunter's Beach is somewhat hidden and not well marked, which means it's usually quiet and almost never crowded.
If you are looking for tips on visiting Acadia National Park, check out my posts about this beautiful US national park in Maine.
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