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Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park © heipei
Acadia National Park © heipei

The Acadia National Park encompasses 60 square miles (155 sq km) of rugged coastline, forest, granite peaks, lakes and plenty of wildlife. Roughly four million visitors flock here each year to drink in the beauty of the park, hike up Mount Cadillac, spot wildlife or enjoy a ranger-led programme.

Summer is a popular time to visit for hiking, mountain biking, boating, birdwatching, fishing, and horseback riding; but winter offers cross-country skiing, ice fishing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, and snow-shoeing (though several roads close for safety due to snow), and of course autumn is a spectacle of colour. Acadia National Park remains one of the most visited parks in the United States.

Website: www.nps.gov/acad

Telephone: (207) 288 3338

Opening times: Park headquarters: 8am-4.30pm, daily (November and December, 1 March to 14 April); 8am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday (January and February, 15 April to 31 October).

Admission: $25 per vehicle, $12 for individuals