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Acadia National Park

A protected area in Maine known for its Atlantic coastline, forested landscapes, diverse wildlife, and Cadillac Mountain.

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Admire starry, starry nights at the Acadia Night Sky Festival in Acadia National Park. The 13th annual festival in DownEast Maine is September 21-25, 2022. The park is known as one of the darkest in the U.S., where the Milky Way is easy to spot. Born out of an ordinance that limits light pollution, this festival preserves the night skies and is a wonderland for stargazers. September is also the best time for leaf peepers to visit and enjoy Maine’s famous fall foliage.

laurenmack 2 years ago

Breathe deep. The salt air is strong on the granite domes of the Acadia National Park. Peering off the edge of the Atlantic North East, this majestic garden of summits, forests and beaches is New England through and through. It covers about half of the beautiful Mount Desert Island as it ranges from wave-lapped Sand Beach to the grykes of Cadillac Mountain – one of the first places that sees the sunrise in the United States. Also don’t miss nearby Bar Harbor, one of the region’s best whale watching outposts.

jrfrancis 3 years ago

Take in the beauty of fall at Acadia National Park: the highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline. Whether driving the 27 miles of roads or trekking the 158 miles of hiking trails, consult Maine fall foliage reports​ to time your visit. Peak season typically occurs in October. Peak Foliage in Acadia National Park: Mid-October

laurenmack 3 years ago

Scale the great granite peaks of Mount Desert Island and you can get sweeping vistas of the fall colors of Acadia National Park. After that, get back to Bar Harbor, because the whale watching season lasts until October.

jrfrancis 3 years ago

On my bucket list! Are you camping?

chiefseeker 2 years ago

what a place!

stillontheroad 2 years ago

Acadia National Park Guides

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Acadia National Park Articles

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    In hues of amber, crimson, and ochre, fall conjures up cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice, and fabulous fall foliage Predicting the best time to see the leaves change is tricky, but many states offer foliage trackers to help travelers time their trips. Looking at past peak periods can also help predict the best time to take […]