Friends of Acadia

PRESERVING AND PROTECTING ACADIA NATIONAL PARK FOR ALL OF US

Acadia National Park is one of our favorite places to spend time outdoors – walking the trails, biking the carriage roads, taking in the spectacular views. We think the best way to experience it is with friends and family, because when you’re standing together, the earliest sunrise in America seems even more beautiful.

VISITING ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

The park offers 155 miles of hiking trails, ranging from very easy to strenuous.

Friends of Acadia (FOA) works with Acadia National Park to address critical needs and enhance the visitor experience, using an effective mix of private philanthropy, volunteerism, leadership and strong partnerships.

LEARN MORE ABOUT FRIENDS OF ACADIA

Popular with cyclists, 45 miles of historic carriage roads wind through the park.

With mountains, lakes and miles of shoreline, beauty can be found at every turn.

“L.L.Bean has been a generous long-time partner. They have shown a deep commitment to both engaging families in the outdoors and investing in our efforts to preserve Acadia.”

DAVID MACDONALD, Friends of Acadia President and CEO

One way we support FOA is through our sponsorship of the Island Explorer, a fleet of clean, propane-powered buses that help contribute to a smaller carbon footprint. The bus system offers visitors an appealing alternative to driving, with free transportation to hiking trails, carriage roads, campgrounds, island beaches and local shops around Acadia. These environmentally friendly buses have:

• Carried over 7 million passengers
• Reduced over 2.5 million vehicle trips
• Eliminated more than 35 tons of pollutants
• Reduced more than 23,000 tons of greenhouse gases

ISLAND EXPLORER ROUTE MAPS AND TIMETABLES