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  • 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 »

  • Jordan Pond boat ramp parking lot is closed for construction

    It's scheduled to reopen on June 28. There may be intermittent openings at the discretion of the contractor. The North Lot parking area will remain open for access to the Jordan Pond House Restaurant & hiking & biking trails.

Passamaquoddy Kit Lesson 3

Ash and Birchbark: The As and Bs of Traditional Baskets

If you are accessing the digital version of this lesson, you must complete the following steps in addition to those steps listed in the lesson plan.


1. Although the lesson plan references baskets, electronic images of each type of basket can be used to complete the lesson. Print out a copy of the following baskets: fancy, birchbark, and work baskets.

2. Since you are not limited to the number of baskets included in the kit, you may choose to modify the grouping of your students. Make enough copies of the baskets and associated materials to meet your needs.

3. You may choose to laminate the following:

  • Fancy, Birchbark, and Work Basket images (3)
  • Parts of a Basket image
  • Basket Weaves images (4)
  • Sample of Basketry Material image
  • Minnie Fouts photo (optional assessment)
  • Moccasins made by Minnie Fouts photo (optional assessment)

Links to these resources can be found on the Passamaquoddy Teaching Kit Index under Lesson 3.

Did You Know?

A girl stands along the stone steps of the Kurt Diederich Path in this historic image taken around 1920.

Acadia National Park contains more than 120 miles of historic hiking trails. Many of these trails were established by local village improvement societies in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today many of the historic features, such as stonework, are still visible.