ACADIA NATIONAL PARK might be the most popular spot in Maine. With its rocky coastline, granite peaks, and refreshing lakes, how could it not be one of America’s most favorite national parks? But it gets quite busy during the height of the summer with tons of tourists coming from near and far to catch the sunrise from the top of Cadillac Mountain.
While a visit to Acadia National Park is an absolute must do, if you want to skip the crowds, head to one of Maine’s state parks for a little R&R or a challenging outdoor adventure. Maine has 32 different state parks spread across the state. From pristine ocean beaches to the Appalachian Mountains to freshwater lakes surrounded by dense pine forests, Maine has a state park for everyone.