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Downeast Acadia Region
Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park Foggy Day at Acadia © Alana Ranney
Foggy fall day at Acadia Nation Park.
Acadia National Park © Kathryn E. OConnell
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
P.O. Box 177
Bar Harbor, Maine   04609-0177
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Though the affluent of the turn of the century came here to frolic, they had much to do with preserving the landscape that we know today. It was from this social strata that George B. Dorr came. He devoted 43 years of his life, energy, and family fortune to preserving the Acadian landscape.

Thanks to the foresight of Dorr and others like him, Acadia became the first national park established east of the Mississippi. Located on the coast of Maine, Acadia encompasses 47,633 acres of granite-domed mountains, woodlands, lakes and ponds, and ocean shoreline. Such diverse types of habitat make Acadia a haven for wildlife and plants.

Entwined with the natural diversity of Acadia is the story of people. Evidence suggests native people first lived here at least 5,000 years ago. Subsequent centuries brought explorers from far lands, settlers of European descent, and arising directly from the beauty of the landscape -- tourism and preservation.
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Area Campgrounds
Mount Desert Campground
516 Sound Drive
Mt. Desert, ME
207-244-3710
Bar Harbor Campground
409 State Highway 3
Bar Harbor, ME
207-288-5185
Bar Harbor Camping Resort - Mt. Desert Narrows
1219 State Highway 3
Bar Harbor, ME
Bar Harbor KOA
136 County Road
Bar Harbor, ME
Hadley's Point Campground
33 Hadley Pointe Road
Bar Harbor, ME
207-288-4808
Bass Harbor Campground
342 Harbor Road
Bass Harbor, ME
Somes Sound View Campground
86 Hall Quarry Road
Mount Desert, ME
207-244-3890
Smuggler's Den Campground
20 Main Street Route 102
Southwest Harbor, ME
877-244-9033
Mountainview Campground
22 Harbor View Drive
Sullivan, ME
207-422-6408
Quietside Campground & Cabins
Route 102
Tremont, ME
207-244-5992
Quietside Campground & Cabins
Route 102
Tremont, ME
207-244-5992
Bar Harbor Camping Resorts - Narrows Too
1150 Bar Harbor Road
Trenton, ME
Timberland Acres RV Park
57 Bar Harbor Road
Trenton, ME
207-667-3600
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Directions
Plane - Direct flights from Boston's Logan Airport land at the Hancock County Airport, located 10 miles from Acadia National Park. National airlines serve the Bangor International Airport, about 1 hour from the park. Car rentals are available at both airports.

Car - Acadia National Park is located approximately six hours north of Boston. From Boston take I-95 north to Augusta, Maine; from Augusta take Route 3 east to Ellsworth and on to Mount Desert Island or take I-95 north to Bangor, Maine; from Bangor take Route 1A east to Ellsworth; from Ellsworth take Route 3 to Mount Desert Island.

Public Transportation - Concord Trailways and Vermont Transit offer service between Boston's Logan Airport and Bangor. Concord Trailways connects with the Airport Express shuttle with service to Bar Harbor. Vermont Transit operates between Bangor and Bar Harbor during the summer months.

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