Experience the Incredible Diversity of Acadia National Park

From the highest point on the Eastern Coast – Cadillac Mountain – to the island’s glacially sculpted granite shores, Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island are host to a myriad of plants and wildlife through a range of ecosystems that span 108 square miles.
Whether you’d prefer to witness periwinkles in a tide pool at low tide, soaring peregrine falcons near The Precipice or breaching humpback whales in the Gulf of Maine, you’ll find that the nature and wildlife of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park never ceases to amaze. Hop on the carriage roads or Park Loop Road to explore the park’s forests, ponds, and coastline.
And be sure to visit the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History on the College of the Atlantic campus in Bar Harbor to explore more about the nature and wildlife of Mount Desert Island. Visitors of all ages can touch, smell, listen and create while learning about the natural history of Maine.

Look below to learn more about the nature and wildlife of Mount Desert Island, including intertidal, plant and animal species.

Nature and Wildlife of Mount Desert Island