Recreate Responsibly & Enjoy Your Time in the Park

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 upwards of 4 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. These resources will help you plan an incredible visit and be a good environmental steward of our beloved park.

Our best tip is to visit the park’s official website to plan your trip. It is always the most up-to-date information on trails, closures and other alerts. The Plan Your Visit page is a great place to start.

Planning a Trip

Check the Acadia National Park website often for updated information to help plan your trip. Reservations and park entrance passes can be purchased at You can also download the new National Park Service app on your phone for easy planning on the go.

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Top 5 Things to Know

Have the best time in Acadia with these pointers. (In a nutshell: plan ahead, pack your patience, and recreate responsibly!)

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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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Cadillac Summit Vehicle Reservations

Advanced reservations are REQUIRED for all vehicles to drive up the Cadillac Summit Road during the busy season. Reservations are made online at

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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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Be a Rock Star Steward in Acadia

Stewardship tips that’ll ensure you’re a standout steward in Acadia and every outdoor space you adventure in.

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

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