Acadia National Park


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Acadia National Park,

48,419 acres (19,603 hectares), SE Maine, on the Atlantic coast; est. as Sieur de Monts National Monument 1916, designated Lafayette National Park 1919, renamed 1929. The first national park in the E United States, it occupies a major portion of Mount Desert IslandMount Desert Island
, c.100 sq mi (260 sq km), largest island off the coast of Maine; separated from the mainland by Frenchman Bay, Mt. Desert Narrows, and Western Bay. The island's rugged topography is a result of glacial action.
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, Isle au Haut and several smaller islands, and the southern tip of Schoodic Peninsula. Almost completely surrounded by the sea, the park is characterized by a rugged, glacier-scoured interior with numerous valleys, lakes, and peaks, and a wave-eroded coastline. A variety of land and sea life, both plant and animal, as well as several museums and nature centers are found in Acadia. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Acadia National Park

Address:PO Box 177
Eagle Lake Rd
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Phone:207-288-3338
Fax:207-288-8813
Phone:800-365-2267
Web: www.nps.gov/acad/
Size: 47,390 acres.
Established: Proclaimed Sieur de Monts National Monument on July 8, 1916; established as Lafayette National Park on February 26, 1919, and renamed Acadia National Park on January 19, 1929.
Location:Approximately six hours north of Boston by car. From Boston take I-95 north to Augusta, Maine; from Augusta take Route 3 east to Ellsworth and on to Mount Desert Island or take I-95 north to Bangor, Maine; from Bangor take Route 1A east to Ellsworth; from Ellsworth take Route 3 to Mount Desert Island.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic areas (é), rest rooms (é), carriage roads (45 miles), hiking trails (125+ miles), boat rental, boat ramp, visitor centers, nature center, historical museum. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, mountain climbing, swimming, boating, fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, showshoeing, wildlife viewing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Acadia was the first national park established east of the Mississippi River. The sea here joins the rugged coastline of Mount Desert Island (highest elevation on the eastern seaboard), picturesque Schoodic Peninsula on the mainland, and the spectacular cliffs of Isle au Haut. Visitors can drive the 27-mile Park Loop Road which includes views of some of the most dramatic scenery along the eastern seaboard.

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