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    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.

Carriage Road Explorers - Teacher Resources

While traveling on horse-drawn carriages from Wildwood Stables, or on foot, third-grade students are introduced to the history of Acadia's carriage roads and the importance of preserving cultural resources.

Educator's Guide (pdf - 219kb) - Images are low resolution to reduce file size.

Maine State Learning Results

All items are available from the Educator's Resource Library unless otherwise indicated with a *.

General Bibliography

Abrell, Diana F. A Pocket Guide to the Carriage Roads of Acadia National Park. Camden, ME: Downeast Books, 1990.

Collier, Sargent F. Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park: An Informal History. Camden, ME: Downeast Books, 1978.

Dorr, George B. The Story of Acadia National Park. Bar Harbor, ME: Acadia Publishing Company, 1991.

Ernst, Joseph W., editor. Worthwhile Places: Correspondence of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Horace M. Albright. USA: Fordham University Press, 1991.

*Reiley, William D. and Roxanne S. Brouse. Historic Resource Study for the Carriage Road System, Acadia National Park, Mt. Desert Island, ME. Charlottesville, VA: Reiley & Associates, 1989.

Roberts, Ann Rockefeller. Mr. Rockefeller's Roads. Camden, ME: Downeast Books, 1990.

Thayer, Robert A. Acadia's Carriage Roads. Camden, ME: Downeast Books. 2002.

Student Literature

National Park Service. Exploring the Carriage Roads of Acadia National Park.

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.