Acadia National Park

By: Marissa Fiene


Acadia National park was created by Charles W. Eliot who was inspired by his sons love of nature and the land. George B. Dorr also had a big contribution to the park. He spend most of his life caring for and expanding the park. The park is located on the southeastern coast of Maine and became an official national park February 26, 1919. In 1947 a large forest fire caused but the dryness and heat burned down about 10,000 aches. Since then most of the park has been restored and people even think the fire added more beauty and diversity to the park.

Wildlife and Plants

The park is filled with luscious green plant life and beautiful animals that roam the land. Some the plants that inhabit the park include: ferns, water lilies, red canary grass, wood lillies, bunchberries, and goldthreads. Along with these plants are the animals that graze around them. A few of these animals are black bears, many bats, bobcats, red foxes, and porcupines.

Outdoor Activities

There are many fun things to do while visiting Acadia park. The park offers a wide verity of activities for people of all ages and interests. These include: biking, hiking, fishing, bird watching, camping, climbing, horseback riding, picnicking, scenic rides, swimming, tide pooling, and skiing in the winter.

Problems for the Park

The climate of the park is usually pretty cool in the spring and fall and gets a little warmer in the summer getting in the 90s. Due to the global climate change; however, the temperature is predicted to raise 4 degrees in the next century. This is also causing more precipitation and water levels to raise. These factors are all having detrimental affects on the plant and wildlife because these are not the conditions they are accustom to.


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