Maine’s Acadia National Park Named ‘America’s Favorite Place’

Bass Harbor Head Light is one of Maine’s most recognizable lighthouses. It sits atop a rocky coastline on Mount Desert Island in Acadia National Park.
Bass Harbor Head Light is one of Maine’s most recognizable lighthouses. It sits atop a rocky coastline on Mount Desert Island in Acadia National Park.
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America is in love with Maine’s Acadia National Park.

Well, at least fans of “Good Morning America” are. When the show asked viewers to send in their favorite place in America this month, the nominations poured in. The five finalists other than Acadia were Chicago’s Lakefront, Glacier National Park in Montana, Gulf Shores in Alabama, and Lake Tahoe.

After viewers voted on the five, Acadia National Park was crowned “America’s Favorite Place.”

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The show described Acadia as “one of the crown jewels of Maine, with nearly 50,000 acres of jaw-dropping beauty,” reports the Associated Press.

Acadia is visited by more than 2 million people a year, according to the Portland Press Herald. With its cobblestone beaches, majestic mountains (including the famous Cadillac Mountain at 1,530 feet, the first place to view the sunrise in the U.S. from Oct. 7 to March 6), lush forests, 45 miles of carriage trails, granite cliffs, and the gorgeous Bass Harbor Head Light (Maine’s most recognizable lighthouse), it’s no wonder the park has captured the heart of America.

“The entire world is seeing what we sometimes take for granted,” said Gov. Paul LePage in a statement. “Maine is one of America’s favorite places and Acadia is one of our crown jewels.”

Haven’t been there? Take a look at Acadia through the eyes of those who have in these social media pics:

Joe Miller posted this from Cadillac Mountain:

Melissa Chang posted this, writing, “We took #Rockefeller’s carriage roads to a #waterfall”:

“Lake on top of a mountain not a worry in the world up here” wrote Molly Callahan, who posted this:

Bogdan Kyselyov from Maryland posted this from the Ship Harbor Nature Trail:

“America, goodnight,” posted seigalphoto with this photo:

“Breathtaking views at #acadia national park” wrote Sydskraenten on Instagram: