Acadia National Park

Acadia – Natural Features, Life in the Tidepools, Fire and Ice, Ecosystems, Wildlife, and Flora
Acadia National Park
Mount Desert Island on the coast of Maine is home to Acadia National Park – its dramatic, rocky coast, evergreen forests, mountains, and lakes are a perfect summer idyll for those who love to hike, swim, fish, kayak on the ocean or on lakes. For landlubbers it’s also great for tide pooling, hiking, or horseback riding, biking or carriage touring on the famously well-made and scenic broken-stone roads built by John D. Rockefeller. You can also make it simple, and drive the 27-mile scenic Loop Road with fantastic views of the rugged coast.

First Wabanaki Indian land, then a playground for the rich, now a national park for all to enjoy, Acadia was the first national park east of the Mississippi. Nowadays the average visitor spends 3 to 4 days there. With the National Parks Explorer you could just as easily be entertained for a week without seeing anything twice.  The Acadia guide covers campgrounds and other park facilities, as well as ecosystems, wildlife, history and culture and more.

Selected Content
The Park Loop Road Tour – 36 points of interest and 27 miles of spectacular scenery.
Explore History – The Wabanaki Indians, historic carriage roads, the founding of the national park, and the fire of 1947.
Explore Nature – Acadia wildlife, geology, ecosystems, the ocean, and the “Drowned Coast.”
Places to Go – Explore the beaches, ponds, and mountains of Acadia.
Activities – Hiking, biking, climbing, horseback riding, tide pooling…

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