One of the more impressive and dramatic tourist attractions, the Acadia National Park is located off the central coast of Maine. While visitors can enjoy a wide variety of activities ranging from absorbing history in the museum to cruising the lakes, you can enjoy a virtual visit by taking this quiz.
When is the Winter Visitor Center open?
during the winter months
May through October
What facilities does the park offer?
a museum and two campgrounds
a water park and a museum
a museum and a series of bird and wildlife observatories
When was the Acadia National Park established?
How big is the park?
What kind of wildlife does Acadia house?
mostly fish and dolphins
variety of mammals, fish and birds
the most extensive selection of birds of prey
For which sport is the park considered ideal?
What kind of terrain do you find in the Acadia Park?
mountains, lakes, valleys, rugged coastline and beaches
wide open plains
Which rodents are found in the park?
Which threatened species of bird resides in Acadia?
What types of trees do you find in Acadia?
white spruce, paper birch, red maple and quaking aspen
oaks, pine trees and chestnut trees
cypress, redwood and elm trees
Which is the highest point on the Atlantic Coast north of Brazil?
How high is this vantage point?
Who was the master wildlife photographer who spent hours shooting the birds of Acadia?
Which is the first place people say the dawn lights up the United States?
What is only true fjord in the contiguous 48 states?
Which islands are contained within Frenchman's Bay?
Sheep Porcupine Island and Bald Porcupine Island
Schoodic and Mount Desert Island
Isle au Haut and South Acadia Island
Who was the first explorer to land on the island?
Samuel de Champlain
What name did he give the island?
island of desert mountains
the sloping land
How was Mount Desert Island formed?
Avalanches over the years dumped huge quantities of granite into the ocean gradually forming new land masses.
Earthquakes split sections off the shoreline creating islands.
The rising level of the ocean, caused by melting glaciers flooded valleys and cut off sections of the shoreline.
Why were the French so interested in maintaining control of the island?