Special Sub-Topic: Acadia National Park
|Where is Acadia National Park located?|
Mount Desert Island, Maine. Mount Desert Island is the largest island off the coast of Maine. It is the sixth largest island in the continental United States.
|In what year was Acadia National Park established?|
1916. The park was created by President Wilson on July 8, 1916 as Sieur de Monts National Monument. In 1919, the name was changed to Lafayette National Park, and finally in 1929 it became Acadia National Park.
|What is the highest mountain in Acadia National Park?|
Cadillac Mountain. Cadillac Mountain stands 1,530 feet high and is the largest mountain on the Atlantic Coast. It is said that Cadillac Mountain is the first place in the United States to get sunlight in the morning.
|You are only able to walk to Bar Island, a section of Acadia National Park, during low tide.|
t. During low tide, a rocky pathway is revealed and people can cross from Bar Harbor to Bar Island. Be careful not to stay too long because, when the tide comes back in, very cold water covers the pathway.
|How many acres is Acadia National Park?|
47,390 acres. Acadia National Park occupies most of Mount Desert Island, smaller islands off the coast, Isle au Haut, and part of the Schoodic Peninsula. Acadia National Park is one of the smallest national parks in the United States.
|The Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park is normally closed from mid-March to mid-August, because of bird nesting. Which bird?|
Peregrine Falcons. Peregrine falcons became endangered due to the use of pesticides. Thanks to the ban on the DDT pesticide in the 1970s and to conservation projects like those seen at Acadia, the Peregrine falcon population has largely recovered.
|In Acadia National Park, there is a famous rock formation on the coast. When waves hit it, it creates a thunderous roar. What is its name?|
Thunder Hole. Thunder Hole is a natural rock cavern found in Acadia National Park. When waves come in, air and water shoot out of it and create a thunder-like sound.
|How many mountains are in Acadia National Park?|
26. The tallest mountain at Acadia is Cadillac Mountain at 1,530 feet. On the other hand, the smallest mountain is Flying Mountain at 284 feet.
|Approximately what percent of Acadia National Park is classified as wetlands?|
20%. More than half of Maine's state-listed rare plants are found in wetland habitats. Additionally, at least one rare plant is found in each Acadia wetland type.
|Eagle Lake is the deepest lake or pond found in Acadia National Park.|
f. Jordan Pond is the deepest lake at 150 feet deep. Long Pond is second at 113 feet deep, and then Eagle Lake is third at 110 feet deep.
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