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10 Photos that will make you want to visit Acadia National Park

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Acadia National Park in Maine is largely located on Mount Desert Island. This 47,000-acre park is home to many wildlife like seabirds, moose, and bears who live on the mountainous and forested terrain. The highest point in the East Coast, named Cadillac Mountain, is also in the park. Between stunning forests and glacial peaks, there's a lot to take in! Here are 10 beautiful photos to give you a taste of this gorgeous region.  

1. Jordan Pond

The view from a mountain peak looking down into a blue lake surrounded by mountains and pine trees.
Photo by Lisa Black.

Distance: 3.23 miles
Route typ
e: Loop

2. 6 Peak Circuit

A signpost for trails on a rocky mountain. There are other peaks and blue skies in the background.
Photo by Olivia Gosselin.

Distance: 6.26 miles
Elevation gain
: 1,373 feet
Route typ
e: Loop

3. Parkman Mountain

The view from a snowy peak looking down on a pine forest and teal lake.
Photo by Tate Yoder.

Distance: 3.06 miles
Elevation gain
: 748 feet
Route typ
e: Loop

4. Pemetic Mountain

The view from a rocky mountain peak looking down on scattered pine trees and a blue lake.
Photo by Kelsey Young.

Distance: 3.81 miles
Elevation gain
: 1000 feet
Route typ
e: Loop

5. Bubbles Divid Trail to Bubble Rock

The view from a mountain peak looking downward on a lake and surrounding mountains.
Photo by Lisa Black.

Distance: 1.16 miles
Elevation gain
: 300 feet
Route typ
e: Out-and-back

6. Sargent Mountain via South Ridge Trail

A person walking a dog on a mountain with a forest and lake in the distance.
Photo by Danielle Tourigney.

Distance: 4.4 miles
Elevation gain
: 1400 feet
Route typ
e: Out-and-back

7. Otter Point

A coastal trail with evergreens on the left and the ocean on the right.
Photo by Tate Yoder.

Distance: 1.1 miles
Route typ
e: Out-and-back

8. Beehive Trail

A person standing on a rocky peak overlooking a massive lake.
Photo by Austin Hodges.

Distance: 1.35 miles
Elevation gain
: 512 feet
Route typ
e: Loop

9. Cadillac Mountain

Photo by Chris Mongeau.

Distance: 0.35 miles
Route typ
e: Loop

10. Thunder Hole

Looking down into a hole fill with ocean water surrounded by rock walls.
Photo by Sarah Giek.

Distance: 0.2 miles
Elevation gain
: 29 feet
Route typ
e: Loop

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Feature photo by Tate Yoder.

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