28 reasons to visit Maine’s extraordinary Acadia National Park

If you love sunrises, you can see the first glimpses of light seen anywhere in the United States by visiting Maine’s Acadia National Park.

Acadia preserves portions of Mount Desert Island and the Isle au Haut, as well as the tip of the Schoodic Peninsula and parts of 16 smaller outlying islands.

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Acadia gets 3.5 million visitors per year, making it one of the US’s top 10 most visited national parks, even though it is among the five smallest.

The lighthouses also illuminate the way

Since Acadia National Park is located on the coast of Maine, you’re going to see many attractions that reflect that. This is Baker Island Lighthouse, captured in black and white on an already gray day.

If you like fall foliage, Acadia will keep you occupied when you visit

 You don’t get much more New England than Maine, and this photo of Otter Point shows that foliage in all its glory.

That’s a pretty big pond

Generally, a pond is supposed to be smaller than a lake. Jordan Pond, pictured here, is probably smaller than many lakes, provided they’re ones like Lake Erie or Lake Superior.

It’s a great place even if all you want to do is take pictures

Acadia’s Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse doesn’t particularly need a great photographer to get a decent photo. Still, this photographer took a genuinely great one.


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