The oldest national park east of the Mississippi, Acadia is beloved for its beautiful landscapes. Carriage roads and hiking trails weave around granite peaks and along the Atlantic shoreline, offering breathtaking views of coastal Maine. Trails tend to be low mileage, making Acadia an ideal spot for a family day trip. Don’t forget to pack binoculars: the park is packed with diverse wildlife such as moose, falcon, and even black bear. The park can get quite busy — over 2 million visitors pass through annually — so plan on coming in early spring to beat the crowds.