Potential Major Winter Storm
Thursday, December 19, 2013: We are expecting a winter storm Friday through the weekend (December 20-22, 2013) which may result in freezing rain and sleet, as well as significant ice and snow accumulations. Be advised. More »
Closures for Winter
December 2, 2013- Acadia is now in winter mode. Most of Park Loop Road, including Cadillac Mountain Road, is closed. Still open is the Ocean Drive section, from Schooner Head overlook to Otter Cliff Road, and Jordan Pond area via Jordan Pond Road. More »
Area Lake and Pond Conditions
As of Monday, December 16, 2013 snow and ice have accumulated on area lakes and ponds, but there is not yet enough ice to safely walk, snowmobile, or ski across. More »
Be A Junior Ranger
NPS photo by Cynthia Ocel
Are you planning a visit to Acadia National Park? Do you want to have fun while learning about the plants, animals, rocks, and history of the park? If so, Acadia National Park's Junior Ranger Program is for you! It is an exciting way for kids of all ages to explore the park's natural and historical wonders.
What is a junior ranger?
How do you become a junior ranger?
Complete activities in the booklet and attend ranger programs, then take the completed booklet back to the visitor center, nature center, or park campgrounds. A park employee will check your answers, sign your booklet and give you an official Acadia National Park junior ranger patch. You can take it home and show all your friends!! (Be sure to tell your mom and dad that we have a Senior Ranger Program, too, for anyone over 18.)
Get your Junior Ranger Book here.
More Junior Ranger Activities
WebRangers - Become a WebRanger online. Solve mysteries, play games, and receive rewards!
Junior Ranger Gazette - This journal includes fun facts, activities, and stories about the national parks.
Did You Know?
Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is a National Park Service site located within three hours of Acadia. Saint Croix commemorates the first French attempt at a permanent settlement in N. America. Explore the mainland site with an interpretive trail featuring bronze statues and waysides. More...