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.