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