Closures for Winter
December 2, 2013- Acadia is now in winter mode. Most of Park Loop Road, including Cadillac Mountain Road, is closed. Still open is the Ocean Drive section, from Schooner Head overlook to Otter Cliff Road, and Jordan Pond area via Jordan Pond Road. More »
Fire and Ice - Teacher Resources
This introductory geology program for sixth through eighth grades covers the rock cycle, glacial features, and plate tectonics. A hike around Great Head gives an opportunity to see evidence of these processes.
Fire and Ice PowerPoint Presentation (pdf - 2.8mb)
The websites below contain earth science background information, activities, and reinforcement material relevant to the Fire and Ice geology program. This material can be used to supplement existing pre- and post-site classroom activities. When preparing for your field trip to Acadia National Park, consider aligning your areas of concentration with the major topics of our program: geological processes (i.e. weathering and erosion), rock types, plate tectonics, soil formation, geologic time, and glaciation.
Did You Know?
The Civilian Conservation Corps performed important work in Acadia National Park, including clearing brush, setting stones, and constructing Seawall Campground. Today park headquarters is located in the former CCC camp.