Did you know that Acadia National Park is the FIRST Eastern National Park? Pretty impressive! It was also created from land that was donated by early 20th century visionaries, so it's got an amazing history too!
The park really is home to a huge range of plants and animals, as well as impressively, the tallest mountain on the US Atlantic Coast (kids, do you know what that is?)
If your family love nature, and the outdoors, then Acadia National Park is for you. The beautiful rugged coast is a great backdrop to hike the granite peaks, or perhaps bike the historic carriage roads. If you prefer the more relaxing family day out, then just do that - relax! It's your day!
Want more outdoor fun, you can also head out onto the waters with some boating, or get those muscles flexed and try a spot of climbing! Have you heard of that new and exciting adventure of Geo-Caching? You can explore the park with GPS - great for kids and almost a treasure map game!
Fishing is a great sport for most families, or you can giddy-up on those horse-happy trails with some horseback riding. Swimming is a popular activity too, as it tidepooling - where when the sea is away, those little creatures come out to play!
Think national parks are just for summer? Not at Acadia National Park! Enjoy the snow! Cross-Country skiing and snowshoeing are brilliant winter adventures for the family, as are those beautiful scenic winter drives.
Fishing in winter? You don't have to stop your favorite sport because of the ice - because there is ice-fishing too! And with Winter Camping, dog-sledding and snowmobiling, you certainly won't be short of adventure!
A beautiful national park in New England which is very family friendly for your family day out!