New england s first park. The story of acadia national park begins a little more than a century ago with the founding of the park s predecessor sieur de monts national monument on maine s mount desert island two forward thinking new englanders are credited with establishing what eventually became acadia national park.
The first light of sunrise in autumn from atop gorham mountain with sand beach in the background.
Acadia national park new england. Most people spend about three days here which is just enough to take in the park highlights. Dorr a trailblazer of the island and. A brief history of acadia national park.
There are very few national parks on the east coast and only one in new england. Some common routes distances and approximate driving times to the park include. New england singer makes acadia national park the star of her latest music video kathleen regan is a singer songwriter from new england living in nashville.
It s been viewed as such since the first artists from eastern seaboard cities ventured here in the 1840s. It s visited by more than three million people every year. Ken brown istockphoto when people think of acadia they think of it mostly as a refuge for nature.
Another view from cadillac summit road. For more outdoor activity inspiration these national park virtual tours are sure to help satisfy your travel itch. Eco photographers jerry and marcy monkman share their accumulated knowledge and expertise from 20 years of photographing acadia national park in their book a photographer s guide to acadia the guide details more than 50 photo locations in and around the park and is illustrated with more than 70 well crafted color photos.
It is possible to drive to acadia national park from adjacent cities and states and makes a great new england fall foliage road trip. Acadia national park is an extremely popular destination in new england. Acadia was established in 1916 and was the first national park east of the mississippi river.
As one of the most visited national parks in the united states acadia features natural splendors breathtaking scenery and an abundance of opportunities to interact with nature. Travelers around the world have become enchanted with acadia national park. Tent sites are nestled in the woods and the campground is only a 10 minute walk to the tidal pools.
Acadia national park maine. Regan recently came to acadia national park for the first time. The only national park in all of new england acadia offers unrivaled coastal beauty and activities for both leisurely hikers and adrenaline junkies.
Explore acadia national park holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. Acadia s more popular campground blackwoods sits off the congested park loop so we opt for seawall four miles south of southwest harbor on route 102a. Named after the french settlers who were expelled from atlantic canada by the british acadia is the nation s easternmost national park.