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    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • Carriage Roads Closed

    All park carriage roads are closed until further notice to prevent damage during the spring thaw. For more information: (207) 288-3338

  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

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

  • Blackwoods Campground is open

    Blackwoods Campground is open and is sites are available by self-registration at the campground. More »

  • 2014 Season Openings

    Park Loop Rd, Cadillac Mountain Rd, & Hulls Cove Visitor Center is open. Call (207) 288-3338 or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AcadiaNPS) for more information More »

  • Jordan Pond boat ramp parking lot is closed for construction

    It's scheduled to reopen on June 28. There may be intermittent openings at the discretion of the contractor. The North Lot parking area will remain open for access to the Jordan Pond House Restaurant & hiking & biking trails.

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?

The wide carriage road is lined by the spring foliage of birch trees.

Acadia National Park's carriage road system, built by John D. Rockefeller Jr., has been called “the finest example of broken stone roads designed for horse-drawn vehicles still extant in America.” Today, you can hike or bike 45 miles of these scenic carriage roads in the park.