• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.

    Acadia

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  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

    Precipice Cliff, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliff areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »

  • Cultural Connections programs rescheduled for 7/16/2014 due to weather

    Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.

  • 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.

BioBlitz Series - Beetle (Coleoptera) Blitz

 
A researcher kneels to check his sweep net for specimens.

Researchers sampled many different habitats during the Beetle Blitz.

NPS/John Kelly

From July 15 to 18, 2005, 55 people spent 2,242 hours collecting, sorting, pinning, and identifying beetles found on the Schoodic Peninsula portion of Acadia National Park. The final total is 310 species in 45 families—13% of the 2,286 species known from Maine. Forty-eight of these species (15% of the total species taken during the blitz) had never previously been reported from Maine. Researchers estimate that the blitz identified approximately 60 species never before recorded in Acadia National Park.

 
 
 

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.