Welcome to Acadia. There are 3
welcome visitor centers for Acadia National
Park. Two have greeters and one consists
of displays. The one that many visitors
stop at first is the one in Hulls Cove.
We recommend that visitors stop at this greeter
location because anyone with questions will be
able to get them answered and get pointed
in the right direction for things to see in the
park as well as things to see and do outside of
the park in nearby towns.
ask for the pamphlet guide supplied by the
National Park Service here. We love
this guide because it shows and tells everything you need to
know about the park.
You'll see all the carriage roads, trails, mountains,
and attraction locations on this map -- plus the
photos are gorgeous
themselves. While at this location,
enjoy the 15 minute audio/visual about the park. It's nice
to know where you are, what is here, how it got
here and how to enjoy it. This center is open
seasonally, generally April 15 until the end of
When Hulls Cove
is closed, the Park headquarters are at Winter Visitor
Center which is open year round. The
Visitor center Store is definitely a stop to
make. Take the 52 steps up from the
initial visitor center at Eagle Lake and prepare
for Acadia's magical world where you'll see a 3D
rendition of the park, a bird's eye, view that
identifies all of the mountains. The
store mainly consists of books for all ages.
All purchases made at this store benefit the
The 3rd visitor center is at Thompson Island
which is at the head of Mount Desert Island. This area has
information on display only near the water fountains and rest
rooms; however, it is a beautiful area for a picnic.
Tables are located along the shoreline and there is plenty of
lawn for outdoor activities.
Acadia National Park