Originally created as Lafayette National Park in 1919, the name was updated to Acadia in 1929 in honor of the Acadian peoples that occupy the region. It is the first National Park to be created east of the Mississippi River, and is known for reserving a large portion of Mountain Desert Island, as well as a number of smaller islands, off the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the perfect travel destination for New Englanders and tourists alike.
Acadia National Park is popular among outdoorsmen of all type because of its unique and diverse landscape. Mountaineers will be happy to explore the mountainous areas of preserved lands, while water adventurers can enjoy a number of lakes within its boundaries. Additionally, the park contains a number of forested areas, as well as a range of shoreline and beaches.
The total area of the park covers over 47,000 acres, or 73 square miles, ensuring a multitude of opportunities for exploration.