• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.


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  • 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.

  • Bubble Pond Carriage Road closure

    Bubble Pond Carriage Road will be closed to all traffic Monday 9/15- Wednesday 9/17 from the parking lot to Triad-Day Mountain Bridge. More »

Useful Links

The list below includes links to National Park Service and partner websites for teachers. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it will get you started discovering National Park Service resources for both teachers and students.

National Park Service

National park curriculum-based learning tools, teaching resources, online activities, and junior ranger programs for all teachers and learners

Links to Learning
National Park Service online resources for students and teachers

Research Learning Centers
National Park Service centers for linking science and education

Teaching with Historic Places
Using properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. This site includes Life on an Island: Early Settlers off the Rock-Bound Coast of Maine, a lesson plan about island living.

Views of the National Parks
Virtual experiences, exhibits, and knowledge centers relating to NPS resources

Designed for learners of all ages who want to discover the wonders of the National Park Service


National Park Service Partners

Interactive virtual national park visits, trip journal worksheets, "ask an expert," and live web chats

Hands on the Land
A national network of field classrooms connecting students, teachers, and parents to their public lands and waterways

National Park Foundation

Student Conservation Association


Did You Know?

Cobblestone Bridge, faced with rounded cobblestones, has a stream running underneath.

The historic carriage road system at Acadia National Park features 17 stone-faced bridges spanning streams, waterfalls, cliffs, and roads. The design of each bridge, such as Cobblestone Bridge, is unique.