Acadia was first established as Sieur de Monts National Monument by President Woodrow Wilson in July 1916. It was then changed to Lafayette National Park when it became the first national park east of the Mississippi, in February 1919 . It was not until January 1929 that it officially was named Acadia National Park. In 1933, much of the physical labor required to build the park's carriage roads and trails was provided by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Glacier-scoured granite peaks, such as Cadillac Mountain, is the highest point on the United States’ East Coast, located at Acadia National Park. Among the wildlife at this park are moose, bear, whales and seabirds. The bayside town of Bar Harbor, with restaurants and shops, is a popular gateway around this park. Acadia National Park is considered a stunning national treasure on the coast of Maine. Acadia National Park is one of the most visited parks in the United States and in all of North America.