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Acadia National Park, Located in Bar Harbor, ME

Though the affluent of the turn of the century came here to frolic, they had much to do with preserving the landscape that we know today. It was from this social strata that George B. Dorr came. He devoted 43 years of his life, energy, and family fortune to preserving the Acadian landscape.

Thanks to the foresight of Dorr and others like him, Acadia became the first national park established east of the Mississippi. Located on the coast of Maine, Acadia encompasses 47,633 acres of granite-domed mountains, woodlands, lakes and ponds, and ocean shoreline. Such diverse types of habitat make Acadia a haven for wildlife and plants.

Entwined with the natural diversity of Acadia is the story of people. Evidence suggests native people first lived here at least 5,000 years ago. Subsequent centuries brought explorers from far lands, settlers of European descent, and arising directly from the beauty of the landscape -- tourism and preservation.

Official Website: http://www.nps.gov/acad/home.htm

Photography Ada Piro
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Acadia - Coast Acadia - Bridge
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Sunrise from Cadillac Mountain Harbor
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Harbor 2 Fishing Village
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Bar Harbor Tidepool
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Lobster Traps
Coast 3
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Bass  Harbor Head Lighthouse Buoys
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Sailboat Coast 2

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