Acadia National Park
Original, hand-drawn story map and accompanying gifts of Acadia National Park by renowned Illustrator and Xplorer Maps Co-Founder, Chris Robitaille.
The first national park East of the Mississippi and Maine's pride, Acadia National Park is a treasure to behold.
First established as Sieur de Monts National Monument in 1916; then changed to Layfayette National Park in 1919; the area did not officially become Acadia National Park until 1929. Encompassing more than 49,000 acres, Acadia sees more than 3.5 million visitors annually.
All the beauty of Maine comes together as a variety of landscapes (coniferous and deciduous woodlands, lakes, ponds, wetlands and glacier-scoured granite peaks .... and 45 miles of historic carriage roads!) meet the wild ocean coastline and its rocky beaches.
Native Americans of the Algonquin Nations have inhabited the area we now call Acadia for at least 12,000 years and the Wabanaki Confederacy have held an annual Native American Festival in Bar Harbor since 1989.