• 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.

For Kids

 
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Junior Ranger Program

 
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A Park Ranger talks about beavers during the 2011 Family Fun Day

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What is a Junior Ranger?
A junior ranger attends ranger programs, completes activities in a workbook, and promises to take care of Acadia. It is a great way to learn and have fun in the park!

How do you become a Junior Ranger?
When you arrive in the park, stop by a visitor center, nature center, or one of the park campgrounds to obtain your booklet. Complete activities in the booklet and attend ranger programs. A park employee will check your answers, sign your booklet and give you an official Acadia Junior Ranger patch.

 

Links for Kids

 
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WebRangers Design your own ranger station, explore parks, and collect virtual junior ranger badges!

 

Acadia Quest

 
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Acadia Quest is a series of youth- and family-oriented experiences in the park that encourage youth and families to explore, learn about, and protect national parks and other conserved lands.

Families or friends create a team and complete activities in categories of Explore, Lean, and Protect. For more information, visit the Friends of Acadia website here.

 

Special Events

 
Ranger with Dragonfly Wings

At National Junior Ranger Day, kids participate in many different activities

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National Junior Ranger Day (April)
During National Park Week, family groups with children 12 and under are invited to come join in the fun as we explore, learn, and discover how to protect your national parks. Have a picnic, play games, visit a beaver pond, and learn about Acadia's wildlife, plants, and human history. There is no charge to participate; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Did You Know?

A Passamaquoddy birchbark basket with the image of a moose on it

The Passamaquoddy Kit is an educational tool for teachers to help teach students about Passamaquoddy culture in Maine. The kit is a collaboration between the Abbe Museum and Acadia National Park staff.