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    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • 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.

  • Bubble Pond Carriage Road closure

    Bubble Pond Carriage Road will be closed to all traffic Monday 9/15- Wednesday 9/17 from the parking lot to Triad-Day Mountain Bridge. More »

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?

A girl stands along the stone steps of the Kurt Diederich Path in this historic image taken around 1920.

Acadia National Park contains more than 120 miles of historic hiking trails. Many of these trails were established by local village improvement societies in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today many of the historic features, such as stonework, are still visible.