Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast

Acadia National Park protects the natural beauty of the highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline of the United States, an abundance of habitats, and a rich cultural heritage. At 4 million visits a year, it's one of the top 10 most-visited national parks in the United States.

Looks Can Be Deceiving

Acadia National Park may appear small on a map, but the park encompasses nearly 50,000 acres along the Atlantic Coastline of Maine — including Mount Desert Island, Schoodic Peninsula, Isle au Haut, and other outer islands. 60 miles of coastline, 33 miles of scenic motor roads, 45 miles of carriage roads, and more than 150 miles of hiking trails provide numerous ways to explore the park.

Bass Harbor Lighthouse

Perched upon a cliff on the rocky coastline of Maine’s Mount Desert Island, with towering evergreen trees forming its striking backdrop, Bass Harbor Head Light may be one of the Pine Tree State’s most dramatic landmarks. 

Brown Mountain Gatehouse

Located just north of Northeast Harbor near Lower Hadlock Pond, the Brown Mountain Gate Lodge rests on a semi-octagonal foundation that reflects the shape of its monumental gate-towers. The high masonry wall bordering the front of the structure, as well as the positioning of the entrance and garage behind it, result in a nearly unbroken façade intending to draw the visitor's attention toward the gate.


Hiking opportunities at Acadia are seemingly endless on more than 150 miles of trails. Immerse yourself in forests, walk along rocky coastlines, or stand on exposed mountain tops — sometimes all in one hike.

Acadia National Park