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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.

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    The Hudson River School, National Identity and America’s National Parks

    The Hudson River School, National Identity and America’s National Parks

    This lesson examines the role of literature and art as a reaction to and cause of social change. It begins with the search for an American identity and response to the Industrial Revolution, and ends with the rise of tourism as an industry and the beginnings of National Parks.

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    Civilian Conservation Corps and Acadia National Park: Lesson Plan

    Civilian Conservation Corps and Acadia National Park: Lesson Plan

    In this lesson students will practice analyzing primary sources about the Civilian Conservation Corps during the New Deal using the APPARTS method, and then use those sources to write a newspaper article about the role of the CCC in National Parks.

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    Carroll Homestead: Educator's Guide

    Carroll Homestead: Educator's Guide

    When John and Rachel Carroll moved into their farm house in the fall of 1825 they could not have imagined that it would one day be preserved as an historic resource in Acadia National Park.

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    Carriage Road Explorers: Educator's Guide

    Carriage Road Explorers: Educator's Guide

    Acadia National Park holds one of the most unique features of any national park. Within Acadia’s boundaries are 45 miles of carriage roads, a generous gift to the American people from John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Rockefeller’s determination to preserve extraordinary scenery and the horse and carriage lifestyle, combined with his love of road-building, resulted in a carriage road system flanked by sweeping panoramas and intimate views of Acadia.

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    Animals of Acadia: Educator's Guide

    Animals of Acadia: Educator's Guide

    Wildlife is abundant throughout Acadia National Park, although not always obvious. Many animals are nocturnal or secretive, and therefore go unseen. On closer inspection,however, signs of their presence are everywhere. The protection Acadia National Park provides animals and their habitat allows each of us a great opportunity to learn more about the animals that call Acadia home.

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.