More Than Just Parks: Acadia

Will and Jim Pattiz of More Than Just Parks describe Acadia National Park as being one of the top five national parks for fall foliage.

Because it overlaps with the town of Bar Harbor, and 90 percent of the park is located on Mount Desert Island, Acadia has an extremely unique atmosphere compared to many national parks. You’ll often see artists in the park working on watercolor paintings because the fall colors are so striking. As far as wildlife goes, Acadia offers sightings of bald eagles, moose, beavers, and a “lobster palooza,” as Will puts it.

Although the pair spent several weeks in the park, their favorite moment came when they hiked up to an overlook called “The Bowl.” It’s a steep hike that extends from Park Loop Road, but it offers one of the only aerial views of the park. When they reached the top, they could see all of the beaver-sculpted ponds below, the ocean and the entire coastline, and the vibrant fall foliage stretching for miles. It was one of the most beautiful views they had ever seen.

This film is the culmination of their time along the rocky coastline of Acadia National Park. They hope it inspires viewers to visit and take part in the preservation of our national parks.

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