Acadia National Park
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Acadia National Park has been under construction and renovation for a long time-about 500 million years. Geological forces have shoved bedrock up out of the sea to form a coastal mountain range that in turn was buffeted by the forces of the sea, wind, and weather, in the process creating such a magnificent display of primordial beauty that people have long sought peace and solace here. Most of the park is located just outside of town and includes about 60 percent of Mount Desert Island, half of Isle Au Haut, some unattached smaller islands, and all but a small section of the tip of the Schoodic Peninsula. The fog-shrouded bays and miles of coastline here offer challenging and exciting diving for those hardy souls willing to brave the bone-penetrating chill of Maine waters.