Acadia Mountain Trail

Mount Desert, ME 04660

Mount Desert Island’s present-day trail system evolved over centuries of human use and settlement of the land. From American Indians who blazed trails on hunting forays to European settlers who connected villages and harvested forests, their activities provided transportation routes on the island long before the first roads were built. Today, hikers can follow the footsteps of early settlers, American Indians, and outdoors enthusiasts of another era. Acadia’s historic trails are still as challenging to present-day hikers as to those of generations past, and their scenic values and ties to the landscape evoke the same sense of awe experienced long ago.

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