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When a national monument gains “national park” status, are they guaranteed to receive an immediate boost in attendance in the following years?
Is there such thing as a “National Park Effect?”
What will happen with attendance at the nation's newest National Parks in the next few years?
We attempt to answer the question.
Regardless of the time of year, a Cadillac Mountain sunrise in Acadia National Park can be an amazing experience. It’s no wonder why it’s one of the most popular activities in Acadia National Park.
At 1,530 feet, the peak of Cadillac Mountain rises above all other mountains on Mount Desert Island. Although Cadillac Mountain’s elevation is hardly notable when compared to other peaks in New England, the summit is the highest point along the Eastern Seaboard; and, between October and early March, the earliest sunrise in the continental United States can be seen from Cadillac Mountain’s summit.
Acadia National Park is best known for its rocky shorelines, coastal mountains, jagged cliffs and glacier-carved lakes. Although Acadia offers some stunning viewpoints along Park Loop Road, you’d be missing out if you didn’t take advantage of the park’s amazing trail system to experience some of the best views in the park!
With over 120 miles of hiking trails, many which are interconnected, Acadia National Park has a hike for everyone. The best hikes in Acadia are a matter of opinion. However, after several visits and lots of hikes, we’ve put together this list of what we think are some of the best Acadia National Park trails.
It wasn’t until our most recent visit to Acadia National Park that it really hit us how many different hiking trails there are in this amazing piece of landscape on the Maine coast. In our recent visit, we were able to finally take on one of the park’s most sought-after hikes, the Bubbles Trail. While it can be a bit of a challenge to get parking during the peak times of day, we highly recommend taking this hike. As it only takes a little over 90 minutes, the hike up the Bubbles will only take up part of your day and the views are totally worth the effort!