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    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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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, & 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.

What Do Rangers Do - Teacher Resources

A classroom presentation entitled "What Do Park Rangers Do?" kicks off this program for third-grade students, which culminates in a Junior Ranger Day held in the park. Children receive junior ranger patches and participate in a variety of service projects. Junior ranger books are available for a small fee when purchasing classroom quantities.

Maine State Learning Results


All items are available from the Educator's Resource Library unless otherwise indicated with a *.

Video Recordings

Adventure in the Everglades
Ages 9-11
Do you want to learn more about the Everglades? This video will give some fascinating facts about Everglades National Park. Children will learn about its importance and unique habitats.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Ages 5-12, 1998
Journey to Carlsbad Caverns National Park and explore its geologic and Native American history. Learn about the historic miners. Explore cave stewardship. Meet the bats that live in the caves. Sing a bat rap!

Conviction of the Heart
Ages 5-adult, 1991
An inspirational voyage to magnificent scenes in America's National Park System as Kenny Loggins sings "Conviction of the Heart."

Kids Explore America's National Parks
Ages 7-11, 1991
Journey with kids as they explore the varied national parks of America. They will visit the shoreline of Olympic National Park, the giant sequoia trees of Yosemite and the life of pioneers at Fort Vancouver. Other parks that are highlighted include: Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Everglades, Glacier, Grand Tetons, Great Smoky Mountains, and Gettysburg.

Kids Explore The Everglades
Ages 7-11
Take a trip to Everglades National Park where kids show you alligators, panthers, and crocodiles and what to do to protect their habitat.

Meet the Mentor Video
Ages 6-10, 1996
Be inspired as park ranger Veronica Gonzales-Vest takes us on a tour of Sequoia National Park in California. She shares some interesting park facts and tells all about her job as a park ranger. This video is for children who want to learn about what it takes to become a park ranger.

National Park Service: An American Legacy
Ages 11-adult, 1991
Explore the establishment of the National Park Service. Meet the preservationists that played a role in the creation of the national park ideal.

Online Resources

The WebRangers site is a National Park Service site full of activities for kids of all ages.

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.