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    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • Temporary Road Closure

    A section of the Western Mtn Road in Southwest Harbor will be closed until 8/18 while park crews replace a culvert with a new fish-friendly open bottom culvert. For more information and a map visit our Getting Around Page. More »

  • 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?

A man boards the Island Explorer bus.

Since 1999, propane-powered Island Explorer buses have carried more than two million passengers in Acadia National Park, eliminating more than 685,000 automobile trips and preventing 6,444 tons of greenhouse gases. The fare-free buses are supported by your entrance fees. More...