On February 26,1919 a park was birthed in Maine known as Lafayette National Park. A decade later its name was changed to Acadia in honor of the former French colony which once included Maine. An extensive roadway system was constructed throughout the park during its early years largely financed, designed and overseen by John D. Rockefeller Jr.
Acadia encompasses quite a few diverse features including shorelines, mountains, islands, lakes, and marshes. Wildlife in the park is widely varied, with around forty species of mammals wandering its rocky beaches and comely forests.
This part of the United States is second only to the Pacific Northwest in amounts of precipitation accrued annually. Ice, fog, snow, rain, blizzards and pounding storms all influence the weather of Acadia. If you’re traveling there, be prepared.