The first National Park east of the Mississippi River, the 35,000-acre Acadia National Park is home to many plants and ... More
Acadia National Park
The first National Park east of the Mississippi River, the 35,000-acre Acadia National Park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast, Cadillac Mountain, which during much of the fall and winter has the earliest sunrise in the United States. There are over 120 miles of historic hiking trails and the carriage roads are popular with walkers, runners, bikers, and carriage riders. Acadia National Park has two beaches staffed with lifeguards from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
I'm a native New Englander and love Acadia, although the article written here is full of mistakes. It says, "many New Englanders....love going to Acadia on the southern coast of Maine...." (paraphrased).
Acadia National Park is at least 2/3rds to 3/4ths of the way up the Maine coast, much closer to Canada than New Hampshire, where the southernmost coast of Maine begins. Also, it's at least 40 miles from Bangor, which has never been assoiciated with Acadia that I'm aware of. They may have an administrative office there, but I doubt even that. Many Stephen King fans will recognize Bangor as the hometown of the author and that is why most people know of Bangor at all. It is well inland, while Bar Harbor is on the coast and is on Mount Desert Island, where most of the park is located.
While the article may be good otherwise, someone didn't do their homework!
Acadia National Park
Camping at Acadia is just awesome and fun but does have its drawbacks. The bus service from the park to the Loop and into the town of Bar Harbor is really a great service as driving around Bar Harbor is truly an adventure/nightmare depending on how you look at it. When cruise ships are in there are thousands of people walking the town which can be a nightmare for a driver but great for meeting other people from around the world and the streets definitely favor tourists. The campground is one of the oldest parks in the country and is very nice and extremely clean and the rest rooms meticulously kept during our 12 day stay. My main complaint is noise... they will assign you a site (you can’t pick your own) and if you end up in the beginning of the park as we did you are in for an enormous amount of noise from rude campers having to park in overflow parking or an enormous amount of motor homes and diesels that come in all hours of the night. They should divide the park by keeping motor homes and people with generators in the front half and put campers with pop-ups and tents in the rear of the park. Quiet time is 10pm – 8 am but was never enforced with people lighting off generators and engines anytime from 2 am to 8 am. We stayed 12 nights and were awakened every night many times. Make a reservation as they refused a camper because he did not have them, yet they had numerous sites open ... he had to go out an make a reservation and then they let him in the next day ..???? There are coin showers off of the campground that were clean with hot water but be careful you could be someone’s surprise snapshot. They are private but could have their moments. There is so much to do with in 1 hours drive such as fishing, all kinds of boat rides, whale watching tours, hiking trails, scenic drives, or by the bus, many good restaurants, history…. Etc … I will go back there again… but hope to be able to pick my own site as you can in all the other National Parks.
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