THIS PARK IS LOCATED IN MAINE, SOUTHWEST; AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STATE. IT COVERS MOST OF MOUNT DESERT ISLAND.
HISTORY OF THE PARK/ AREA: ACADIA WAS ESTABLISHED IN JULY OF 1916; DO TO THE GRACIOUS DONATIONS OF CITIZENS AT THE TIME. THIS PARK CONSISTS OF 49, 052 ACRES IN TOTAL.
Things to do while visiting the park:
Cadillac Mountain- this mountain is around 1,530 feet high. It is the tallest mountain on the North Atlantic seaboard. It is the only attraction in the park that can be accessed by car, therefore making it very popular.
Carriage Roads- this road is 57 miles long, consisting of paved paths hand made by the founder of the parks son, John D. Rockefeller Jr. It took 27 years to complete this attraction! It circles around Jordan Pond, Eagle Lake, and Mount Desert Island. It also consists of a path that goes across the lake! These roads are great for bike and horse riding. The park also supplies carriage's, giving tours all around the path. It is the only attraction that stays open all year, allowing visitors in the winter to ski along it.
These are only two attractions that are located in this park, there are many, many more!
Acadia is the oldest National Park east of the Mississippi River.
The carriage roads include stone bridges and cedar signposts. Some of the stones on this path are nicknamed "Rockefeller's Teeth" because of the shape and color.
This park is made up of 20% wetland.
There has been humpback whales, hawks, snapping turtles, and many other reptiles and amphibians sighted at this park.
Ways to protect the park:
Some of Acadia's most popular attractions, are also some of the most vulnerable. Cadillac Mountain is home to various kinds of plants, but with so many tourists they are not getting the oxygen and support that they need.
Many people around this area have donated their land for the use of the park, if it's ever needed. As of this year there is 35,000 acres of land donated.
Acadia has recently started a recycling program for the items of the tourists. In the average year they recycle 18 tons of waste paper and tin.
There is a total of 26 mountains in Acadia National Park.
There are at least 40 different species of mammals living in the park. Including moose, coyotes, beaver, and black bears.
The park used to consist of mountain lions and gray wolves, but they have moved to new locations.
One of the parks attractions, Cadillac Mountain, is the tallest mountain in the East Coast.