Acadia National Park Named ‘America’s Favorite Place’

Acadia National Park Named ‘America’s Favorite Place’

location.2014.jordan-pond-acadia-national-park.maine.jpg(BAR HARBOR, Maine) – The votes are in and Maine’s Acadia National Park has been named ‘America’s Favorite Place’ according to ABC’s “Good Morning America” (“GMA”).

Earlier this month, “GMA” asked its viewers to choose their favorite place in America. With an overwhelming response, entries where sent in from all across the country with the five finalists being Acadia National Park, Chicago’s Lakefront, Glacier National Park, Gulf Shores and Lake Tahoe. The final results, announced during a live broadcast in the park, placed Acadia National Park as number one.

“GMA” described Acadia as “one of the crown jewels of Maine, with nearly 50,000 acres of jaw-dropping beauty.”

Chris Fogg, executive director of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce agrees. “Acadia National Park is a very special place. Its natural beauty and the experiences it offers leave a lasting impression on visitors to our area,” said Fogg.

Visitors enjoy the diversity of the landscape, from the lush vegetation to the dramatic and rugged coastline. Acadia’s miles of hiking trails and the famous carriage roads give outdoor enthusiasts the perfect natural playground.

“We are proud and excited for Acadia National Park to have been named America’s Favorite Place. This designation recognizes the park’s extraordinary scenic beauty and opportunities for hiking, biking, and paddling. We owe a big thanks to our many partners for helping us protect the park’s resources and maintain visitor facilities,” said Sheridan Steele, park superintendent at Acadia.

The bulk of Acadia National Park is situated in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, the third-largest island on the east coast of the United States and boasts Cadillac Mountain, the highest peak on the east coast north of Rio de Janeiro.

For more information on Acadia National Park, visit their website, and for information on traveling to the Bar Harbor area, click here for details.

Watch “GMA’s” live announcement here.