September 28, 2015
Professor Federico Niccolini to speak on Management of National Parks in Italy
Acadia National Park and Schoodic Institute are jointly sponsoring a free public presentation by Professor Federico Niccolini at Moore Auditorium on the Schoodic Education and Research Center campus on October 6, 2015, at 7 pm.
September 16, 2015
Acadia Will Offer a Car-Free Morning on National Public Lands Day
The park invites visitors to enjoy a car-free morning on Park Loop Road in Acadia from midnight to noon on Saturday, September 26. In celebration of National Public Lands Day, visitors will have free entry all day to the entire park.
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.
September 15, 2015
Public Meeting on Park Headquarters and Visitor Center Plan
The park will host a public meeting to discuss plans for the possible redevelopment of facilities at Park Headquarters and Hulls Cove Visitor Center from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, September 22, at Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert Street, in Bar Harbor.
September 08, 2015
Advisory Commission Meeting September 14 2015
The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will meet 1–3 pm on Monday, September 14, 2015, in Moore Auditorium (65 Acadia Drive) at the Schoodic Education and Research Center in Winter Harbor. The meeting is open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comment.
September 07, 2015
Bat Research in Acadia
Acadia National Park is again investigating the status of bats affected by White-Nose Syndrome (WNS). The disease (a fungus) first appeared in 2011 on Mount Desert Island and by 2012 the populations of at least two common species of bats found on Mount Desert Island and in the park had declined to levels estimated below 20% of the levels observed two years earlier.
September 04, 2015
Star Party on Cadillac Mountain will highlight the 7th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival
The Star Party on Cadillac Mountain will take place from 8 to 11 pm on Saturday, September 12, with a free “Shuttle to the Stars” departing from Mount Desert Island High School.
August 27, 2015
Acadia Announces the Grand Opening of Schoodic Woods Campground
The National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to attend the grand opening of Schoodic Woods Campground at 3 pm on Wednesday, September 2. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at the campground ranger station with remarks by The Honorable Angus S. King, Jr., United States Senator; Sheridan Steele, Superintendent, Acadia National Park; and Mark Berry, President and CEO, Schoodic Institute. The campground will be open for self-guided tours starting at 3:30 pm, and the event will conclude with a presentation about the Schoodic Institute at the amphitheater starting at 4:30 pm.
August 18, 2015
National Park Service announces Listening Session on Short-Term Transportation Management Actions at Schoodic
The National Park Service (NPS) is holding a listening session on short-term transportation management actions for the Schoodic District of Acadia National Park on Thursday, August 27, from 6:30 to 8 pm at Hammond Hall (427 Main St.) in Winter Harbor.
August 18, 2015
Find Your Park and Celebrate the 99th Birthday of the National Park Service
The National Park Service is turning 99 years old on August 25, and Acadia National Park is celebrating with free admission! Entrance fees will be waived for all visitors on August 25. Come enjoy Acadia’s spectacular landscape and miles of historic hiking trails, carriage roads, and scenic drives.
July 14, 2015
Milkweed and Monarchs
Monarch butterflies are one of the most easily recognized butterflies in Acadia National Park and all across North America. However, the monarch population is thought to have declined by more than 70% in the last decade. To help understand the decline, park staff will be working with scientists and conservation specialists across the country by protecting areas of milkweed habitat found in the park and being watchful for the adults and caterpillars.
June 30, 2015
Seal Cove Road to close temporarily
On July 20, 2015, Seal Cove Road in Acadia National Park will close to through traffic in order to facilitate the replacement of a large culvert over Lurvey Brook. The closure will be in effect for about three weeks, with the opening planned for August 6.
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.
April 27, 2015
Tourism to Acadia National Park creates $271 Million in Economic Benefits
Report shows visitor spending supports nearly 3,500 jobs in the local economy. A new National Park Service report shows that 2.56 million visitors to Acadia National Park in 2014 spent $221 million in communities near the park. That spending supported an estimated 3,486 jobs and had a total economic benefit of $271 million in the local area.
April 02, 2015
Acadia National Park to offer car-free mornings
Visitors to Acadia National Park will have the opportunity to enjoy two car-free mornings on Park Loop Road in 2015. The National Park Service will close Park Loop Road on Mount Desert Island to private vehicles from midnight to noon on Saturday, May 16, and Saturday, September 26. The National Park Service will also waive the park entrance fee for all visitors during the car-free morning on May 16, and offer a fee-free day in celebration of National Public Lands Day on September 26.
October 06, 2014
Acadia National Park Announces Donation of Important Bird Research Collection
Acadia National Park is pleased to announce the donation of Barbara Patterson’s collection of bird research to the park’s natural history collection from the Patterson, Burnett and Wheeler Families. For more than 20 years, from the late 1950s through the early 1980s, Mrs. Patterson conducted annual investigations of migrating songbirds on her family property near Somesville, Maine. Mrs. Patterson worked independently to create one of the largest data sets ever made for the region, documenting her work banding more than 28,000 songbirds. The data are a valuable historic baseline from which new investigations can examine changes in species, life history behaviors and patterns, and uses of habitats.
August 15, 2014
Bridge Repairs at Acadia National Park Starting in Early September 2014
The National Park Service will be performing maintenance and significant repairs to several motor road bridges in Acadia National Park. The work will involve waterproofing, improving drainage, and rehabilitating and/or reconstructing masonry and mortar joints of the bridges. The repair work will continue over the next year and is expected to be completed by the end of September 2015.
July 30, 2014
Acadia National Park is America's Favorite Place
Acadia National Park has been named “America’s Favorite Place” by ABC’s Good Morning America (GMA) based on a nationwide poll of viewers. GMA asked viewers to nominate their favorite place in America in an online poll earlier this month, and the five finalists were Acadia National Park, Chicago’s Lakefront, Glacier National Park, Gulf Shores, and Lake Tahoe.
May 19, 2014
Acadia Quest: Uniquely Acadia Edition Offers a Fun Way to Explore the Park
The Quest is on! Friends of Acadia and Acadia National Park invite kids and their families to explore Acadia together than through the fun and varied challenges of the Acadia Quest: Uniquely Acadia Edition. In the 2014 version of the Quest, teams will “collect” experiences on Acadia’s trails, carriage roads, water bodies, and unique destinations to complete the Quest.
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.