One of the more impressive and dramatic tourist attractions, the Acadia National Park is located off the central coast of Maine. While visitors can enjoy a wide variety of activities ranging from absorbing history in the museum to cruising the lakes, you can enjoy a virtual visit by taking this quiz.
The center is open year-round except for January 1, Thanksgiving Day and December 24 and 25.
The park has a museum and two campgrounds.
It was established in 1919.
The Acadia National Park covers an area of 41,933 acres.
It has a wide variety of unusual mammals, fish and birds.
For those who like to live dangerously, it is considered one of the best cliff-diving spots anywhere.
The terrain consists of mountains, lakes, valleys, rugged coastline and beaches.
You have muskrats and beavers.
The bald eagle is a proud resident of this national park.
You have white spruce, paper birch, red maple and quaking aspen.
Cadillac Mountain is the highest point.
Cadillac Mountain is 1,530 feet (466 meters) high.
Eliot Porter was the master wildlife photographer.
They say that Cadillac Mountain is the first place the dawn touches the U.S.
Somes Sound is a deep coastal valley that was filled by the sea to create a fjord.
Sheep Porcupine Island and Bald Porcupine Island lie within Frenchman's Bay.
Samuel de Champlain was the first when his ship crashed into a shoal off the coast.
He called it L'Isle des Monts Deserts, or "island of desert mountains," because it appeared barren and desolate from the sea..
Melting glaciers caused the level of the ocean to rise, flooding valleys and cutting off sections of the shoreline from the mainland.
They were mainly interested in beaver pelts that fetched high prices in Europe.