EACH YEAR, OVER two million people visit Acadia National Park, making it one of the most visited parks in the country. To combat congestion, the park plans on unveiling a timed-entry reservation system in 2021 that will require visitors to make reservations before driving on some of the most popular roads.
As the northeast’s only national park, Acadia’s popularity comes as no surprise. In such a small and accessible park, avoiding the crowds during peak times can be a challenge — but it isn’t impossible if you know where to go. And you don’t even have to sacrifice visiting the park’s most popular destinations.