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    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • Temporary Road Closure

    A section of the Western Mtn Road in Southwest Harbor will be closed until 8/18 while park crews replace a culvert with a new fish-friendly open bottom culvert. For more information and a map visit our Getting Around Page. More »

  • 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.

Where in the World Is Tuzigoot - Teacher Resources

This in-class presentation takes fifth-grade students around the country discovering clues to the variety of sites within the National Park System. Students learn the history of the National Park Service and its importance today.

An educator's guide for this program is available for purchase through Eastern National, the park's cooperating association.

Maine State Learning Results


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

General Bibliography

Dorr, George B., The Story of Acadia National Park. Acadia Publishing Co. Bar Harbor, 1991.

*Goldstein, Judith S., Tragedies and Triumphs (Charles W. Eliot George B. Dorr John D. Rockefeller, Jr.) The Founding of Acadia National Park. Port in a Storm Bookstore. Somesville, ME, 1992.

Sontag, William H., editor. National Park Service: The First 75 Years. Eastern National Parks and Monument Association in cooperation with the George Wright Society, 1990.

Teacher Literature

Aylesworth, Thomas and Virginia Aylesworth. America's National Parks. New York, NY: W. H. Smith Publishers Inc., 1984.

Brown, Lenard E. Acadia National Park. Washington, DC: Office of History and Historic Architecture, 1971.

Butcher, Russell D. Field Guide to Acadia National Park, Maine. New York, NY: Thomas Crowell Co., 2005.

Dorr, George B. The Story of Acadia National Park. Bar Harbor, ME: Acadia Publishing Co., 1942.

Dunn, Margery G. A Guide to Our Federal Lands. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 1984.

Elvidge, Ed. Complete Pictorial Guide to Acadia National Park. Bar Harbor, ME: Elvidge Distribution Co., 1978.

Graf, Mike. National Parks Projects. Carthage, IL: Fearon Teacher Aids, 1993.

Kelly, Kate. Science and National Parks. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1992.

Mead, Polly, Robin Mead, and Andrew Gutelle. Our National Parks. New York, NY: Smithmark Publishers, Inc., 1992.

Murfin, James V. National Parks of the USA. New York, NY: Mayflower Books, 1980.

Runte, Alfred. National Parks: The American Experience. Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press, 1979.

Sharpe, G. W. Acadia National Park and the Nearby Coast of Maine. New York, NY: Golden Press, 1968.

Wernert, Susan. Our National Parks. New York, NY: Reader's Digest Association, Inc., 1985.

Student Literature

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.