• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.


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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.

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?

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.