The gift is  free admission! Acadia National Park and the National Park Service turn 100 this year. To celebrate the National Park Service is giving you 16 admission free days in 2016.  Yes, my friend, I said free. FREE!  The FREE admission days include for 2016:

January 18:Martin Luther King Jr. Day
April 16 through 24:National Park Week
August 25 through 28:National Park Service Birthday
September 24:National Public Lands Day
November 11:Veterans Day

If that was not enough the National Park Service offers free admission to active duty military personnel, citizens with permanent disabilities and any 4th grade student through the “Every Kid In a Park” program. So enjoy.  We are lucky to have such a treasure such a short drive from central Maine.