As if we need another thing about Acadia National Park to be proud of, but here's one.
Acadia National Park’s historic, island wide trail system is now part of the National Register of Historic Places.
The listing recognizes the 109 historic maintained trails covering 117 miles.
Acadia National Park now has the largest system of trails to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Kevin Schneider, Superintendent of Acadia National Park, said
This recognition is a testament to not only the historic significance of these trails, but also the incredible dedication of the National Park Service staff, partners and volunteers who continue to preserve them
Friends of Acadia helped fund the research and writing for the nomination.
The park’s trail system was recognized for its national historic significance and ties to the history of Mount Desert Island and the establishment of Acadia National Park.
Acadia’s trail system evolved over many years to the trails we enjoy today.
Other Acadia historic places listed on the National Register, includes the Schoodic Peninsula Historic District, Blackwoods and Seawall campgrounds and the historic carriage roads and gatehouses.