• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.

    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.

  • Construction updates

    Construction is continuing throughout the park. More information can be found on our Temporary Closures page. 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?

CCC members take a break from their work to admire the view along the ocean.

The Civilian Conservation Corps performed important work in Acadia National Park, including clearing brush, setting stones, and constructing Seawall Campground. Today park headquarters is located in the former CCC camp.