Acadia National Park
- a national park in Maine, on Mount Desert Island. 44 sq. mi. (114 sq. km).
* * *Preserve on the coast of Maine, U.S. It has an area of 65 sq mi (168 sq km).Originally established as Sieur de Monts National Monument (1916), it became the first national park in the eastern U.S. as Lafayette National Park (1919) and was renamed Acadia in 1929. It consists mainly of a forested area on Mount Desert Island, dominated by Cadillac Mountain.
* * *national park on the Atlantic coast of Maine, U.S., astride Frenchman Bay. It has an area of 65 square miles (168 square km) and was originally established as Sieur de Monts National Monument (1916), named for Pierre du Guast, sieur (lord) de Monts. It became the first national park in the eastern United States, as Lafayette National Park in 1919, and was renamed Acadia in 1929 to preserve the historic name given to the region by the De Monts Commission (which included Samuel de Champlain (Champlain, Samuel de)) in 1604.Acadia National Park mainly comprises a rugged forested area on Mount Desert Island, dominated by Cadillac Mountain (1,530 feet [466 metres]) and including Anemone Cave and Sieur de Monts Spring (site of the Nature Center and the Abbe Museum, which displays Indian artifacts). Other segments include half of Isle au Haut, with its spectacular cliffs, and the Schoodic Peninsula on the mainland. Situated at the crossroads of the northern and temperate zones, Acadia's cold, shallow gulf environment has an abundance of marine life.
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