Facts About Acadia National Park

 
Located on an island hugging the coast of Maine, Acadia National Park is one of the state's leading natural attractions. While not teeming with wildlife in the way backcountry Maine is, it is still a worthy park and blessed with magnificent views.

Fall Foliage

Many come to Maine for the autumn colors, which peak in Acadia National Park during the first two weeks of October.

Hiking Trails

Facts About Acadia National ParkThere are roughly 120 miles of trails in Acadia, with the longest being the tough 7.4 miles of Cadillac Mountain's South Ridge.

Blueberries

Wild blueberries grow on the slopes of Cadillac Mountain and are ripe for picking in October and early November.

Pets

Pets are not permitted on the beach or in public buildings, but are otherwise allowed in the park if kept on a leash.

Bird Watching

Acadia is thought to be one of the best birdwatching spots in the country, with 338 recorded species having been seen in the area.

Earthquake

Acadia National Park suffered a small earthquake in October 2006 of magnitude 4.2.

 

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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