Acadia has a rich human history that includes Native Americans, European settlers, artists, conservationists, and more.People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park. The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Today visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery. From late May to early October, park rangers present a variety of fun, interesting programs. Choose from boat cruises, hikes, talks, children's programs, evening programs, and more.