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    Acadia

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History & Culture

A man hauls a lobster trap into his boat by hand in 1894.

A man hauls a lobster trap into his boat by hand in 1894.

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People
Through the years, people who have made Mount Desert Island home.

 
Civilian Conservation Corps camp with mountain backdrop

Civilian Conservation Corps camp with mountain backdrop.

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Stories
Burning and building Acadia back up.

 
Historic books: Adjutant General's Report and Almanacs

Historic books: Adjutant General's Report and Almanacs.

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Collections
Where to find information today about our yesterdays.

 
Baker Island light house
Baker Island Light House, historic photo.
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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.