Greetings from Acadia National Park

This park has been in our family for generations. I remember going when I was a kid. Exploring the vast wilderness. Driving through smelling the pine and clean air. Hiking to bubble rock. Being able now to take my kids and see the excitement on their faces. Exploring in our footsteps. Discovering something new along the way.

Sincerely,
Jennifer

Acadia National Park

Along the rugged coastline of Maine, this gem of the Northeast offers ocean shoreline, coastal forests, remote islands, rocky mountains and historic lighthouses. With 45 miles of historic carriage roads to bike and 125 miles of trails to hike, Acadia is a premier destination for the adventurous and outdoorsy. Among the park’s granite peaks is Cadillac Mountain, which at 1,530 feet stands as the tallest mountain on the Atlantic coast.

State(s): Maine

Established: 1919

“We need to preserve something real. Somewhere along the line people have forgotten what it is like to step outside and really breathe. Slow down. Become aware. The earth is beautiful. The parks, both national and state are all we have left. I support to keep nature preserved and protected. ”

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