10 Interesting Facts about Acadia National Park

The first and the oldest national park in the United States will be explained on Facts about Acadia National Park. In 1961, Sieur de Monts National Monument is the original name of the park. Then, the name was changed become “Lafayette National Park” in 1919 and the last name became “Acadia National Park” again in 1929. On July 8, 1961, the park was established by president Wilson. Besides, there are many beautiful views such as mountais, lakes, oceans, wetlands, and woodlands around the park. Here are ten interesting facts about Acadia National Park.

Facts about Acadia National Park 1: Flora and Fauna

Flora and fauna can be found in the Acadia National Park. There are many mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians for fauna. Whereas for fauna, there are trees such as pine, maple, and hemlock.

Facts about Acadia National Park 2: John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

All the land is donated to the Maine state for Acadia National Park by John D. Rockefeller Jr. Besides, he also has responsibility for the park construction.

John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

Facts about Acadia National Park 3: Camping

There are no hotels or motels inside the Acadia National Park. Because the park is limited to lodging. On the other hand, the accomodation can be found in few miles of the park.

Facts about Acadia National Park 4: Hiking

Do you like hiking? Yup, we have to hike to go to the park. Because there are around 130 miles of trail if you want to rise out of the sea from the mountain.

Hiking Trails of Acadia National Park

Hiking Trails of Acadia National Park

Facts about Acadia National Park 5: Isle au Haut

Isle au Haut is the high island in French. The explorer Champlain saw the island in 1604, then named it “Isle au Haut”. We can go there by boat trip after drive from Bar Harbor during 90 minutes.

Facts about Acadia National Park 6: Cadillac Moutain

As we know that the park is surrounded by beautiful mountain such as Cadillac mountain. It becomes the highest mountain in the Atlantic Coast, U.S. Besides, we can see the beautiful sunrise every morning from there.

Cadillac Moutain

Cadillac Moutain

Facts about Acadia National Park 7: Bass Harbor Head Light

Bass Harbor Head Light is the light house in Acadia. We can see it at 30 miles out of sea.

Facts about Acadia National Park 8: Mammals

Black bears, beaver, moose, coyotes are the different species of mamals that live in the Acadia National Park.

Black bear at Acadia National Park

Black bear at Acadia National Park

Facts about Acadia National Park 9: Bird of prey

Do you like bird? Have you ever seen bird of prey? Yup, Cadillac mountain in Acadia is a great place to see bird of prey. From August to early October are the best months to see the birds, even you can count of them.

Facts about Acadia National Park 10: Thunder Hole

Thunder Hole is a formation of rock in the park. When shoot air or water and waves roll through the cavern, there is sound of thunder from the thunder hole.

Thunder Hole at Acadia National Park

Thunder Hole at Acadia National Park

 

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