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Acadia In Fall

Fall is the showstopper at Acadia and the secret is out. However, seeing this autumn wonderland display it’s fall beauty is well worth any crowds of tourists you might have encounter.



Early fall is pleasant in the Acadia as summer tourists have faded and the temperatures have cooled considerably. This makes September a great time to visit. From October onward the park’s temperatures start to really drop to very chilly lows making the prospect of camping a bit tougher, but the scenery is still great.

Fall Monthly Temperatures in Acadia

September 67F / 48F
October 55F / 38F
November 45F / 29F
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Fall in Acadia

Fall Activities in Acadia

Fall is the best time to visit Acadia National Park. Popular Fall activities in Acadia National Park include:

  • Hiking the park’s many trails to explore the Badlands away from the road.
  • Driving through the park’s main road and enjoying the scenic overlooks.
  • Wildlife watching. Fall is a good time to spot the park’s iconic wildlife including bison, prairie dogs, bighorn sheep, and perhaps even the rare and endangered black-footed ferret.
  • Stargazing. This remote part of the country offers little to no light pollution and star-filled night skies. If you’re very lucky you might even catch the faint glow of the northern lights on the horizon.

Acadia National Park, Maine

Interested in what Acadia is like during other times of the year? Check out our Acadia Seasons & Weather page to learn more about which season is best for your visit to the park. Our personal favorite is Fall but Spring & Summer are nice as well, and then there’s Winter which is pretty darn cold.

Acadia by Season


This film is the culmination of several weeks spent exploring Acadia National Park during peak fall color. It is dedicated to George Dorr, who was instrumental in saving the land and founding the park. Journey with us as we explore this magnificent coastal wonderland in stunning fall color.

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Jim Pattiz

Co-Founder of More Than Just Parks. Filmmaker, Conservationist, Public Lands Enthusiast

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