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July 26, 2013

Photos of Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island

Mount Desert Island, the largest island off the coast of Maine, is best known for the Acadia National Park.

Created as Lafayette National Park in 1919 and renamed Acadia in 1929, the park includes mountains, an ocean shoreline, woodlands, lakes, and even a sandy beach. It is a very popular destination for outdoors activities and camping with two and a half million tourists a year.

On the Western side of the island, off the park, the town of Tremont includes the villages of Bass Harbor (or McKinley), Bernard, Gotts Island, Seal Cove and West Tremont, where fishing, especially lobster fishing, is an important part of the daily life.

You can find more photos of Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island on my stock photos website.

The rocky shore of Acadia National Park

Rocky shore of Acadia National Park

The rocky shore of Acadia National Park is pictured on Mount Desert Island in Maine Wednesday June 19, 2013.

Rocky shore of Acadia National Park

A man and a woman look at the ocean as they sit by a seagull on the rocky shore of Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island in Maine.

Rocky shore of Acadia National Park

The rocky shore of Acadia National Park is pictured on Mount Desert Island in Maine

Rocky shore and sandy beach at Acadia National Park

A sandy beach is pictured through the rocky shore of Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island in Maine

Wildlife in Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island

Beaver house in Acadia National Park

A beaver house is pictured in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island in Maine

Beaver house in Acadia National Park

A woman paints a lake and a beaver house by the side of a lake in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island in Maine

Fish ladder in Somesville, Maine

Two women sit by a fish ladder in Somesville on Mount Desert Island in Maine Wednesday June 19, 2013. A fish ladder, also known as a fishway, fish pass or fish steps, is a structure to facilitate diadromous fishes' natural migration.

Lobster fishing in Mount Desert Island

Lobster fishing vessels in Tremont, Maine

Fishing vessels are pictured in the harbor of Tremont, Maine Wednesday June 19, 2013. Located on Mount Desert Island, Tremont primary industry is fishing, mainly lobster.

Lobster fishing vessels in Tremont, Maine

Fishing vessels are pictured in the harbor of Tremont, Maine

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