Acadia National Park was recently named “America’s Favorite Place” by ABC’s Good Morning America (GMA) based on a nationwide poll of viewers. GMA asked viewers to nominate their favorite place in America in an online poll earlier this month, and the five finalists were Acadia National Park, Chicago’s Lakefront, Glacier National Park, Gulf Shores, and Lake Tahoe.
From its rocky coast to granite mountaintops, Acadia’s landscape offers spectacular scenery for visitors and a home for a great variety of plants and animals. The park’s 48,000 acres protect mountains, lakes, wetlands, estuaries, and dozens of islands along Maine’s central coast.
At 1,530 feet, Cadillac Mountain is the centerpiece of the park and the highest point on the east coast of the United States. Visitors to Acadia have endless opportunities to enjoy historic hiking trails, carriage roads, and scenic drives.
GMA’s segment on the announcement of Acadia as “America’s Favorite Place” can be viewed on the ABC website at http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/acadia-national-park-crowned-americas-favorite-place-24692117.
For more information on Acadia National Park, visit http://www.nps.gov/acad.
source: National Park Service