There’s nothing quite like looking at beautiful pictures from a specific destination to instantaneously induce wanderlust. These new “national park photo inspiration” posts are aimed at doing just that: making you want to visit a certain national park. In this case, Acadia National Park.
Acadia National Park is the only national park in New England, the northeastern corner of the United States. Located on a number of islands—Mount Desert Island is the main one—on the stunning coast of Maine, Acadia National Park is a super-popular destination in this part of the country. And there are many reasons for that.
Combining rugged coastlines and mountain ranges, and freshwater lakes and beaches, Acadia National Park offers visitors a wide variety of activities. The park is the result of the combined efforts of early-19th-century philanthropists such as John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Charles W. Eliot and man-made structures are clearly present as well. They include many miles of carriage roads and a gorgeous lighthouse.
This is a place where you can go cycling through woods in the morning, have a lobster lunch at noon, go sunbathing on a beach in the early afternoon, and finish the day by enjoying a spectacular sunset from a mountain top before crawling into a tent at one of the area’s many campgrounds.
Now, let’s move on to the Acadia National Park photos, shall we?