Based on an online poll conducted by ABC’s Good Morning America TV program, Acadia National Park in Maine has been crowned America’s Favorite Place for 2014. Acadia National Park Superintendent Sheridan Steele said, “This designation recognizes the park’s extraordinary scenic beauty and opportunities for hiking, biking and paddling. We owe a big thanks to our many partners for helping us protect the park’s resources and maintain visitor facilities.” The park is comprised of 48,000 acres of mountains, lakes, wet- lands and islands along Maine’s central coast. Within the park’s boundaries are 45 miles of turn-of-the-century carriage roads and stone bridges that are free of motor vehicles. Runners-up were Chicago’s Lakefront, Glacier National Park, Gulf Shores and Lake Tahoe.