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 are currently closed due to icy conditions. Hulls Cove Visitor Center is open. Call (207) 288-3338 or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AcadiaNPS) for more information More »
Island Life - Teacher Resources
After traveling by boat to Little Cranberry Island, fifth-grade students visit the Islesford Historical Museum, which houses artifacts of local interest. Students discover why Maine coastal islands were once considered valuable places to live and what island life is like today.
Educator's Guide (pdf - 324kb) - Images are low resolution to reduce file size.
All items are available from the Educator's Resource Library unless otherwise indicated with a *.
Clark, Charles E., James S. Leamon and Karen Bowden, editors. Maine in the Early Republic from Revolution to Statehood. London: University Press of New England, 1988.
*Eliot, Charles W. John Gilley, One of the Forgotten Millions. Bar Harbor, ME: Acadia Press,1989.
*Fernald, Meg. One Man's Museum, The Story of the Islesford Historical Museum. Bar Harbor, ME: Eastern National Park & Monument Association, 1990.
*Hobbs-Olson, Laurie. Teaching with Historic Places. Life on an Island: Early Settlers off the Rock-Bound Coast of Maine. Bar Harbor, ME: National Register of Historic Places & the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Lesson Plan #16.
Judd, Richard W. and Joel W. Eastman, editors. Maine: The Pine Tree State from Prehistory to the Present. Orono, ME: University of Maine Press, 1995.
*Raup, Henry A. Four Generations in Maine: The Carroll Homestead Southwest Harbor 1825-1917. Conshohoken, PA: Eastern National Park and Monument Association, 1993.
Rowe, William Hutchinson. The Maritime History of Maine: Three Centuries of Ship Building & Seafaring. Gardiner, ME: The Harpswell Press, 1989.
*Spurling, Ted. Thumbnail Sketch of the Cranberry Isles.
Clifford, Mary Louise and J. Candace Clifford. Women Who Kept the Lights. Williamsburg, VA: Cypress Communications, 1993.
Early American School Books. Maynard, MA: Chandler Press, 1988.
Gardner, James B. and George Rollie Adams. Ordinary People and Everyday Life. Nashville, TN: The American Association for State and Local History, 1983.
Kemp, Peter, ed. The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1976.
Kilby, Kenneth. The Cooper and His Trade. Fresno, CA: Linden Publishing Co., Inc., 1971.
Kyvig, David E. and Myron A. Marty. Nearby History - Exploring the Past Around You. Nashville, TN: The American Association for State and Local History, 1982.
Merryman, J.H. The United States Life-Saving - 1880. Grand Junction, CO: Vistabooks, 1989.
Nylander, Jane C. Our Own Snug Fireside. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1994.
Platt, David D., ed. Island Journal, Vol. 12. Rockland, ME: Island Institute/Philip W. Conkling, 1995.
Puty, George, ed. Island Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1. Rockland, ME: Island Institute, 1984.
Rascals and Rogues of Long Ago. Maynard, MA: Chandler Press, 1989.
Reeves, Randall, Brent Stewart and Stephen Leatherwood. Seals and Sirenians. San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books, 1992.
Rowe, William Hutchison. The Maritime History of Maine (Three Centuries of Shipbuilding and Seafaring). Gardiner, ME: The Harpswell Press, 1948.
Sloane, Eric. A Museum of Early American Tools. New York, NY: Funk and Wagnals, 1964.
Stenson, Elizabeth. Early Settler Activity Guide. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1983.
Weitzman, David. My Backyard History Book. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Co., 1975.
Zinn, Howard. A People's History of the United States 1492 - Present. U.S.A.: Harper Collins Publishers, 1995.
Children's Stories of the 1850s. Maynard, MA: Chandler Press, 1987.
Cooney, Barbara. Island Boy. New York, NY: Puffin Books, 1988.
Grandma Trooley's Old Fashioned Picture Book for Boys and Girls. Maynard, MA: Chandler Press, 1988.
Gunby, Lise. Early Farm Life. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing, 1983.
Kalman, Bobbie. Colonial Crafts. New York,NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1992.
Kalman, Bobbie. Early Artisans. Toronto, Ontario: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1983.
Kalman, Bobbie. Early Travel. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1992.
Kalman, Bobbie. Early Stores and Markets. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1992.
Kalman, Bobbie. Historic Communities: The Kitchen. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1993.
Kalman, Bobbie. Historic Communities: Tools and Gadgets. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1992.
Kalman, Bobbie. Historic Communities: Settler Sayings. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1994.
Kalman, Bobbie and Tammy Everts. Historic Communities: A Child's Day. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1994.
Kalman, Bobbie and Tammy Everts. Historic Communities: Customs and Traditions. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1994.
Kalman, Bobbie. Historic Communities: A One-Room School. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1994.
Kalman, Bobbie. Historic Communities: 18th Century Clothing. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1993.
McCloskey, Robert. Blueberries for Sal. New York, NY: Puffin Books, 1948.
Roop, Peter and Conny Roop. Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhode Books, 1985.
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.