Acadia National Park
Acadia, Bar Harbor and, Mount Desert Island, are considered among the most beautiful places in North America. For the same reason, Acadia is also one of the most richly photographed places in the world and consequently one of the most visited of the national parks. The main reception center for Acadia National Park is located within just one mile of the Oceansedge property. The property’s proximity to the park’s entrance (bicycling distance) is a boon to the property’s guests.
The Acadia National Park was encouraged by Teddy Roosevelt, who created the National Park system. Acadia was organized by Harvard visionaries, largely capitalized by the Rockefellers. Acadia was authorized in 1916 by Woodrow Wilson (the same President who enacted the progressive income tax which tarnished the Gilded Age for Bar Harbor’s summer elite).