Visitors coming to Acadia National Park will find no lack of natural and scientific activities. There are private and commercial activities that take you around the park showing and explaining to you the different species of animals and plants, and the different ecological factors that affect the ecosystem of the area.
Spread across 47,000 acres, Acadia National Park is home to more than 40 species of animals. Keep in mind that the variety and number of animals you see is mostly a matter of coincidence and luck. If there is anything more famous than Acadia National Park’s mountain ranges and beaches, it is the diverse and abundant wildlife. Habitat preferences and seasonal cycles of movement determine where a particular animal might be at a given time. Animals are mostly seen during feeding times as they come out into the open looking for food. READ MORE
Even though Acadia National Park covers only one percent of Maine’s land area, more than fifty percent of the forests and plant life grows within the parks boundaries. Research activities are common at Acadia as researchers collect specimens of algae, fungi, and other plants throughout the year. They are deposited at the herbarium which is administered on a joint-administration basis by the College of the Atlantic and Acadia National Park. READ MORE
Natural Features & Ecosystems
One of the many reasons why the founding fathers of Acadia National Park went through all the difficulties was to ensure the preservation of the natural ecosystem of this land of Maine. The park presents its visitors ample opportunities to explore and view the beauty of it beautiful natural wonders. Visitors coming to Acadia National Park will find no lack of natural and scientific activities. There are private and commercial activities that take you around the park showing you the different ecological spots of the park. READ MORE