Acadia National Park is home to many plants and animals, and the
tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Whether your first
visit or one of many, there's always adventures in store, for adults
and children alike. While you're visiting Acadia, the younger members
of your family might like to become a park Junior
Ranger. Many national parks offer this fun way to learn about the
parks and to earn a patch or pin and certificate.
Park staff have designed a mobile web, which allows users
with a portable device (such as web-enabled cell phone, PDA, etc.) to
trip-planning information in a fast-loading and readable format.
Family activities at Acadia:
Bike the historic carriage roads.
Visit a nature center or museum.
Walk one of the self-guiding trails - brochures are at the
See a lighthouse - Bass Harbor Head Light is the only
lighthouse on the island accessible by car.
Build a sand castle or watch the stars over Sand Beach.
Go swimming in Echo Lake - the water won't freeze you like
Have a picnic at Seawall Picnic Area.
Catch a campfire program at a park campground.
The Civilian Conservation Corps performed
important work in Acadia National Park, including clearing brush,
setting stones, and constructing Seawall Campground. Today park
headquarters is located in the former CCC camp.
Did You Know?
Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is
the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States.
During certain times of the year, it is the first place in the U.S. to
Did You Know?
Acadia National Park's carriage road system, built by John D.
Rockefeller Jr., has been called “the finest example of broken stone
roads designed for horse-drawn vehicles still extant in America.”
Today, you can hike or bike 45 miles of these scenic carriage roads in