• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.

    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • Temporary Road Closure

    A section of the Western Mtn Road in Southwest Harbor will be closed until 8/18 while park crews replace a culvert with a new fish-friendly open bottom culvert. For more information and a map visit our Getting Around Page. More »

  • Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm

    The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.

Exploring the Park through Books

There are many books to help your family discover the unique qualities of Acadia National park and the Maine coast. These books, and many more, are available in Eastern National bookstores throughout the park:

Acadia National Park

  • Acadia National Park Coloring Book
  • Activity Guide to Acadia National Park - Meg Scheid and Carol Peterson
  • Discovering Acadia, A Guide for Young Naturalists - Margaret Scheid
  • Exploring the Carriage Roads of Acadia National Park - Carol Peterson
  • An Outdoor Family Guide to Acadia National Park - Lisa Evans
  • Who Pooped in the Park? Scat and Tracks for Kids - Gary Robson

Exploring the Ocean

  • Going Lobstering - Jerry Pallotta
  • Life in a Tide Pool - Allan Fowler
  • Surrounded by Sea - Gail Gibbons
  • Ribbons of Sand, Exploring Atlantic Beaches - Larry Points and Andrea Jauck
  • What's in a Tide Pool? - Anne Hunter

Island Life

  • Keep the Lights Burning Abbie - Peter and Connie Roop
  • Island Boy - Barbara Clooney

Maine

  • Blueberries for Sal - Robert McCloskey
  • Fishing for Maine, Maine Number Book - Cynthia Furlong Reynolds
  • One Morning in Maine - Robert McCloskey

Other

  • The Beaver - Sabrina Crewe
  • My Nature Journal - Adrienne Olmstead
  • Rachel Carson, Pioneer of Ecology - Kathleen Kudlinski

Did You Know?

From atop Cadillac Mountain, the sun is just starting to rise over the Porcupine Islands.

Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States. During certain times of the year, it is the first place in the U.S. to see sunrise.