• 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.

  • Construction updates

    Construction is continuing throughout the park. More information can be found on our Temporary Closures page. 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?

Bronze statue of a Passamaquoddy man

Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is a National Park Service site located within three hours of Acadia. Saint Croix commemorates the first French attempt at a permanent settlement in N. America. Explore the mainland site with an interpretive trail featuring bronze statues and waysides. More...