• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.

    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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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 »

Curriculum-Based Programs - Sixth through Eighth Grades

The education staff offers one program for students in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade, in addition to the residential Schoodic Education Adventure program:

Fire and Ice (Fall, Spring)
While hiking around Great Head, we will read the landscape and share the story of Acadia’s geologic past. See evidence of the local rock cycle, glacial features, and plate tectonics. This program works best as a review of basic geologic terms and processes studied in the classroom. Warning: The hiking trail is considered fairly strenuous!

Did You Know?

CCC members take a break from their work to admire the view along the ocean.

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.