Acadia National Park, Maine

Sunrise over Frenchman Bay from Cadillac Mountain located in Acadia National Park, Maine.
Acadia National Park, Maine – Frenchman Bay from Cadillac Mountain 
 

Acadia National Park, Maine – If you love New England, a visit to Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island in Maine is must. You can start the day by driving up to the summit of Cadillac Mountain to watch the sunrise over Frenchman Bay; its one of the first places in the United States to see the sunrise. After sunrise, you can explore the shoreline and network of carriage roads and trails in the park. It is a great place to explore!

This national park has an interesting past. It was first established as Sieur de Monts National Monument in July 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. Then in February 1919, when it became a national park, the name was changed to Lafayette National Park. And then in January 1929, it was renamed Acadia National Park. Acadia was the first established national park east of the Mississippi River.

Acadia National Park located on Mount Desert Island, Maine USA. Otter Cliff is off in the distance.
Acadia National Park, Maine – Otter Cliff at Sunrise
 

The park consists of around 48,000 acres on Mount Desert Island, Isle Au Haut, and on the Schoodic Peninsula. And the largest portion of the park is on Mount Desert Island. The miles of historic carriage roads, hiking trails, and shoreline will keep travelers busy for hours. The view of Otter Cliff from along the rocky shoreline is breathtaking!

Acadia National Park located on Mount Desert Island, Maine USA which is part of scenic New England.
Acadia National Park, Maine's Rocky Coast 
 

You really can't go wrong visiting Acadia during any season. And while it is a very busy national park during the tourist season, spring is when the park is the quietest. However, this also means some sections of the park can still be closed because of lingering snow.

Thunder Hole viewing area located next to Park Loop road.
Acadia National Park, Maine – Thunder Hole
 

One location within the park that shouldn’t be overlooked is Thunder Hole (above). If you’re lucky, you will get to hear the incredible sound the waves make when they crash into this hole. When waves crash into this small cave (during stormy weather), it replicates the sound of thunder. It’s something that needs to be heard first hand to appreciate.

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Erin Paul is a professional photographer who specializes in environmental conservation and historic preservation photography in the New Hampshire White Mountains. His work is published worldwide, and credits include; Backpacker Magazine, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and The Wilderness Society.

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