20 Amazing Pictures That'll Make You Want to Visit Acadia National Park

  • Dusk at Acadia National Park

Despite being one of the USA's top ten most visited, Acadia National Park doesn't always have the 'big name' appeal of the likes of Yellowstone, Yosemite, and other popular parks not beginning with 'Y'. But believe us - it deserves your attention. Beautiful scenery and rugged coastline, with the changing colours of the seasons, Acadia can feel like a whole different place throughout the year and across its acres. We've gathered some of the best photos that'll definitely make you want to pay Acadia a visit...

 

Acadia National Park CoastlineForest in Acadia National Park

 

Acadia National Park is the only national park in New England, in the Knox and Hancock counties of the state of Maine.

 

Deer approaching road in Acadia National ParkLake view at Acadia National Park

 

Its total size is 47,452 acres, including most of Mount Desert Island and several smaller islands.

 

Path through trees past a lake in Acadia National ParkPath through trees past a lake in Acadia National Park

 

More than 2.3 million people visit the park every year.

 

Aerial view of coastline of Acadia National ParkAutumn colours on a lake in Acadia National Park

 

A total of 26 mountains can be found within the park’s borders. One of these is Cadillac Mountain, one of the first places to be hit by the sunrise in the USA.

 

Lighthouse in Acadia National ParkSunrise in Acadia National ParkThunder Hole at Acadia National Park

 

Animals you could spot here include moose, black bears and coyotes.

 

Canoe on lake in autumn in Acadia National ParkBridge in Acadia National Park

 

If you like to walk, you won’t get bored – there are 120 miles of hiking trails throughout Acadia NP.

 

Canoes beside a lake at Acadia National ParkDolphin off the coast of Acadia National ParkMeadow at Acadia National Park

 

The park was first named Sieur de Monts National Monument, then Lafayette National Park, and finally, the name Acadia was given in 1929.

 

Mountain view at Acadia National ParkWoodland path at Acadia National Park

 

Visit on the Canadian Pioneer tour

Visit on the Great 48 tour

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