Located on the coast of Maine, Acadia National Park encompasses 47,633 acres of granite-domed mountains, woodlands, lakes and ponds, and ocean shoreline. Such diverse types of habitat make Acadia a haven for wildlife and plants. It is simply one of the Earth's most beautiful places.
Here bold granite headlands and the highest mountains along the Atlantic coast meet the sea. Glacially rounded peaks, Maine's clearest freshwater ponds, and the only true fjord in the Lower Forty-eight add to Acadia's topographical splendor.
Visitors can drive the 27-mile Park Loop Road to view dazzling scenery and enjoy an occasional stop to stroll down a path or to read a wayside information sign. The Island Explorer shuttle bus picks visitors up at their lodging or campground and links them to destinations across Mount Desert Island and into Acadia National Park.
Acadia offers 120 miles of hiking trails ranging in difficulty from easy to strenuous. Terrain varies from rugged shoreline and deep woods, to open mountain summits with views of the ocean and outer islands. Acadia's 45 miles of carriage roads are excellent for walking, bicycling, and horseback riding.