Historic Hikers on Mountain

Group of hikers atop a mountain in the early 20th century.


CCC boys on the trail

Civilian Conservation Corps building trails in Acadia.


Civilian Conservation Corps
In a time of darkness, these young men built the trails to light. To learn more, click here.

More Information
The Civilian Conservation Corps and the National Park Service by John C. Paige
Civilian Conservation Corps in Maine

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George B Dorr and Charles W Eliot.

H.W. Gleason

History of Acadia
To learn about the general history of this area, click here.

Carriage Road

Two distinctive features of the carriage roads—the signpost and the coping stones—are present in this image.

NPS/Ginny Reams

Historic Carriage Roads
Through hard work and dedication to detail, John D. Rockefeller Jr helped create and appreciate Acadia. For more information, click here.

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Fire of 1947 Burned Area.


Fire of 1947
"The Year Maine Burned" forever changed the face of Mount Desert Island. To learn more, click here.

Dorr and friends at Jordan Pond

George B Dorr and friends at Jordan Pond.

H.W. Gleason

Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations
Through the foresight of this group, the beautiful lands of Mount Desert Island were preserved, and formed into a national park. For more information, click here.

Shipwreck on Little Cranberry

Abandoned ship, Great Cranberry Island.


The waters of Mount Desert Island are littered with shipwrecks. If you're looking for more information about vessels lost and discarded, check out the Acadia Maritime Cultural Resources inventory, here. January 2009, Franklin H. Price, Joshua Daniel, Kristen Chasse, and John Stallings.


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