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People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park. The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Today, visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery.
Hours + Fees
Hulls Cove Visitor Center
Open April 15 to October 31
Closed November 1 through April 14
April 15 - June 30: 8 am - 4:30 pm
July & August: 8 am - 6 pm
September:- 8 am - 5 pm
October: 8 am - 4:30 pm<
Park Headquarters / Winter Visitor Center - Open all year
Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 24 and 25, and January 1
November 1 - April 14: 8 am - 4:30 pm, 7 days/week
April 15 - October 31: 8 am - 4:30 pm, M-F
Thompson Island Information Center - Open mid-May to mid-October
Islesford Historical Museum
Open late June through September
Closed October 1 through late June
9 am - noon, 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Open at 10:45 am on Sundays
Sieur de Monts Nature Center - Open May to early October
Closed early October through April
May - hours vary, open weekends only
June - 9 am - 5 pm
July & August: 9 am - 5 pm
September - early October: 9 am - 4 pm
Detailed information can be found on the Camping page.
Open all year. Primitive, walk-in camping only from December 1 to March 31 (permit required).
Open late May to September 30
Duck Harbor Campground (Isle au Haut)
Open May 15 to October 15 (permit required)
Map + Directions
Acadia National Park is located along the rugged, rocky coast of "Downeast" Maine. Most of the park is located on Mount Desert Island, which is accessible by vehicle. The park is approximately six hours north of Boston.
To get there from Boston, take I-95 north to Augusta, Maine, then Route 3 east to Ellsworth and on to Mount Desert Island.
For an alternate route, continue on I-95 north to Bangor, Maine, then take Route 1A east to Ellsworth. In Ellsworth, take Route 3 to Mount Desert Island.