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  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

    Precipice Cliff, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliff areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »

  • Cultural Connections programs rescheduled for 7/16/2014 due to weather

    Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.

  • 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?

Image of the Guide's Guide cover

The Guide's Guide to Acadia National Park, originally created to share important information about the park's facilities and natural and cultural resources with commercial guides, is available to the public on this website. The guide contains everything you would want to know about the park. More...