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Visiting Acadia

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With its pink-granite mountains and coastline, uniquely varied ecosystems, and historic trails and carriage roads, Acadia is a place where magnificent natural and cultural treasures interweave to create a visitor’s dream destination. Its small size, many recreational opportunities, and easy access from surrounding communities make Acadia ideal for visitors young and old, whether they spend just a few hours, a week, or a lifetime here.

But Acadia’s size and appeal also make it highly vulnerable to the impacts of heavy visitation—whether from thousands of footsteps compacting fragile soils, auto emissions obscuring brilliant starry skies, or overflow roadside parking damaging delicate vegetation (and causing unpleasant, if not dangerous, driving conditions).

91b_VisitingAcadiaPlease consider the park’s long-term well being when making your travel and recreation plans. Browse these pages for a variety of resources to guide you; plus photos, articles, and other information about Acadia’s unique resources to inspire you!

Seasonal Information

Current Weather

Carriage Road Courtesy – Bicycles

Acadia Winter Trails

Getting Around

Island Explorer

Visiting Acadia car free 

Wheelchair and Accessible Access

Local Tour Operators


Acadia Quest

Bark Ranger

Ranger-led Program

Seasonal Opportunities

  • Acadia Youth Conservation Corps
  • Acadia Digital Media Team
  • Summit Stewards
  • Stewarship Crew

Volunteering in the park

FOA staff picks

Taking Care Acadia

Leave No Trace

Do’s and Don’ts (parking, rocks, vegetation, berries, wildlife)

Giving Back


Acadia National Park notices

Climate Change

Invasive Species


Articles and resources

Links to additional local organizations and resources »