February 02, 2016
Centennial Winter Events
The National Park Service and more than 270 Acadia Centennial Partners are celebrating Acadia National Park's centennial in 2016 with a year-long series of community events.
January 29, 2016
Acadia Receives Funding through the National Park Service Centennial Challenge Program
This week, the National Park Service announced $15 million in support of 69 projects in 63 parks. This includes $32,864 for outreach to fourth graders in Maine with ranger-led programs at Acadia National Park and Saint Croix Island International Historic Site. The funding for will be matched by Friends of Acadia (FOA).
January 26, 2016
Summer Teacher Fellowships at Acadia National Park and Saint Croix International Historic Site
We are recruiting six Acadia Teacher Fellows to spend the summer learning about Acadia National Park's diverse natural and cultural resources, and ways to protect them. Four teachers will be selected to work on Mount Desert Island and two will be stationed at the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) in Winter Harbor. In addition, we will select one teacher to work at Saint Croix Island International Historic Site in Calais.
January 22, 2016
Workshop to Look for Emerald Ash Borers Offered
The National Park Service and Maine Forest Service are hosting an ash tree bark peeling workshop to search for an invasive forest insect pest, the emerald ash borer (EAB), on Wednesday, January 27th, from 9 am to mid-afternoon. The workshop will be held in the maintenance garage at Acadia National Park Headquarters (20 McFarland Hill Drive) in Bar Harbor.
January 17, 2016
Acadia National Park Suspends Search for Missing Man
The National Park Service (NPS) has suspended the search in Acadia National Park for Timothy Philpott, whose vehicle was parked early on Tuesday, January 12th, and left overnight at the Parkman Mountain parking area located off ME 198 in Mount Desert. The search team did not locate Mr. Philpott or any indication of his presence during a systematic search of the area around Parkman and Sargent mountains on Thursday, January 14th, and Friday, January 15th.
January 15, 2016
Search for a Missing Man in Acadia
The National Park Service (NPS) is searching for a 50-year-old man, Timothy Philpott, who was last reported seen in Ellsworth at approximately 7:45 am on Tuesday, January 12th. The NPS is searching a large area around Parkman and Sargent mountains in Acadia National Park with assistance from the Maine Warden Service, Maine Forest Service, Maine Association for Search and Rescue, and Mount Desert Island (MDI) Search and Rescue.
January 12, 2016
Advisory Commission Meeting February 1, 2016
The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will meet at Park Headquarters (20 McFarland Hill Drive) in Bar Harbor from 1 to 3 pm on Monday, February 1, 2016. The meeting is open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comment.
January 04, 2016
It's our Centennial!
Acadia and our many partners will celebrate 2016 with a year-long series of community events for Acadia’s Centennial. It began with hundreds of individuals hiking up Cadillac Mountain or watching from Acadia’s rocky shoreline as the first rays of sunrise signaled the arrival of the new year.
December 22, 2015
Honoring George Gilpin
The National Park Service and Mount Desert Island Search and Rescue have individually recognized George Gilpin for his 17 years of outstanding volunteer service to the organizations. Mr. Gilpin received the Champlain Award—the highest honor given to park volunteers—from Acadia National Park and an award of appreciation from MDISAR. The NPS and MDISAR have benefited immensely from the tireless effort, dedication, and professionalism that Mr. Gilpin has demonstrated over the years.
December 08, 2015
Invitation for Proposals to Host Ranger-Narrated Activities in 2016 and 2017
Acadia National Park will issue a Request for Proposals on December 14, 2015, to host ranger-narrated activities for the public in and around Acadia during the 2016 summer season. The park is soliciting proposals to provide safe, high-quality interpretive experiences for visitors that are consistent and compatible with the park’s interpretative services.
December 01, 2015
Kevin Schneider Selected as Superintendent at Acadia National Park and St. Croix Island International Historic Site
Kevin Schneider has been selected to serve as superintendent of Acadia National Park and St. Croix Island International Historic Site. Schneider replaces Sheridan Steele who retired in late October, 2015.
September 15, 2015
Boats and Buoys Exhibit at Islesford Historical Museum Excites Visitors
The park is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit at Islesford Historical Museum titled, “Boats & Buoys: Lobstering on Little Cranberry Island,” which will run through October 16 and return for the 2016 summer season with additional exhibits for the Acadia Centennial.
April 28, 2015
Acadia Announces Centennial Challenge Projects- NPS Matches Friends of Acadia Funds for Historic Trails and Carriage Road Work
From trail repairs to new wayside interpretive panels, the National Park Service this week announced $26 million for more than 100 initiatives that will help parks prepare for centennial visitors. The National Park Service received a $10 million Congressional appropriation that was matched with $15.9 million from more than 90 partner organizations.
May 12, 2014
Acadia National Park Centennial Logo Unveiled
In preparation for the celebration of Acadia National Park's centennial in 2016, Acadia National Park (ANP) and Friends of Acadia (FOA) today unveiled the official Acadia Centennial Logo at a meeting of the Acadia Centennial Partners at the Ellsworth City Hall. The logo, designed by Catherine Breer of Freeport, Maine, was the winner of the nationwide Centennial Logo Contest sponsored by the partner organizations.