• 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.

Nature & Science

Owl stares out from evergreen tree

Owl stares out from evergreen tree.

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Animals
The birds, the bees, and creatures of the seas.

 
Bright green moss on gray granite

Bright green moss on gray granite.

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Plants
The green, the brown, and the rust.

 
Fire management staff control a prescribed fire.

Fire crew at a prescribed burn.

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Environmental Factors
Earth, wind, fire, and sea.

 
Acadia National Park stream

Stream tumbles over rocks.

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Natural Features and Ecosystems
Geology, life cycles, and more.

 
lake_coring

Researchers collect lake sediment cores through the ice.

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Research
Conducting research in Acadia National Park.

 
Volunteers look for butterflies and moths along the shores of the Schoodic Peninsula during the 2011 Bioblitz.
Volunteers look for butterflies and moths along the shores of the Schoodic Peninsula during the 2011 Bioblitz.
NPS/J Smith

Did You Know?

Bronze statue of a Passamaquoddy man

Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is a National Park Service site located within three hours of Acadia. Saint Croix commemorates the first French attempt at a permanent settlement in N. America. Explore the mainland site with an interpretive trail featuring bronze statues and waysides. More...