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Resources For Visiting Acadia

This is where you can find websites, helpful phone numbers, friends groups and cooperating associations, and, sometimes, books related to the park.

Acadia National

Visitor Information



7-day vehicle access: $20 between mid-June-early October, $10 May 1-mid-June and early October-Nov 1.

7-day access on foot, bicycle, and motorcyle: $5

Annual pass to Acadia: $40

For a park map and various thematic maps (such as the carriage road system), visit this site.

Friends Organizations and Cooperating Associations

Friends of Acadia preserves, protects, and promotes stewardship of the outstanding natural beauty, ecological vitality, and distinctive cultural resources of Acadia National Park and surrounding communities for the inspiration and enjoyment of current and future generations.

Eastern National is the park's cooperating association. Eastern National provides quality educational products and services to the visitors to America's national parks and other public trusts. The association's contributions have benefited parks and visitors by supporting research, educational, and interpretive projects and by funding publications.

Helpful Books

Stars Above, Earth Below, A Guide To Astronomy In the National Parks

Add Stars Above, Earth Below, a Guide to Astronomy in the National Parks to your library and you'll not only gain a better appreciation of the dark skies over national parks, but you'll also be better informed on the stars twinkling at you.

The Secret Life of Lobsters

I know, this doesn't sound like a park-related read, but it's based around the livelihoods of lobstermen who settled on and around Mount Desert Island more than a century ago. Within the covers you'll learn everything you ever wanted to know about lobsters and, yes, more.

Acadia National Park Pocket Guide

Little bigger than a 3-by-5 index card and less than 100 pages, this handy book slides smoothly and comfortably into your pocket or day pack and offers the first- and even second-timer some handy guidance to navigating Acadia National Park.

Moon Handbooks: Acadia National Park

The winter months are a great time to research next summer's vacations, and if you're considering Acadia National Park, well, Moon Handbooks has an updated guide for you to use.

Acadia National Park

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