Acadia National Park’s glaciated coastline and island landscape, abundance of habitats, and rich cultural heritage, make it one of the most popular and most visited parks in the country. Drawing more than 3.5 million visits per year, Acadia is also one of the smallest and most vulnerable national parks.

As a visitor, you are an important contributor to the long-term health of Acadia National Park. As you plan your visit, we hope you will browse these pages for resources and tips to help you enjoy your visit while also being good environmental stewards of our beloved park.

Park Access & Entrance Passes

Park visitors are required to have a park entrance pass whether walking, bicycling, riding the Island Explorer, or driving.

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Car-free Visitation

There are many options for getting to and around Acadia without using your car.

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An overview of popular activities and those where Friends of Acadia provides support.

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Leave No Trace

Tips on recreating responsibly and minimizing your impact on Acadia while visiting.

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Visiting Acadia in 2022

The key to a successful and safe visit to Acadia in 2022 is to plan ahead and “know before you go.” Due to the lingering pandemic, visitors are asked to follow COVID-19 prevention guidelines to stay safe, but the park’s natural beauty remains unchanged for all to enjoy.

Visit this page to learn more about how to plan a safe and wonderful visit to Acadia National Park in 2022. Learn More

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