• Eagle Lake covered in snow nearing dusk

    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • Carriage Roads Closed

    All park carriage roads are closed until further notice to prevent damage during the spring thaw. For more information: (207) 288-3338

  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

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

  • Blackwoods Campground is open

    Blackwoods Campground is open and is sites are available by self-registration at the campground. More »

  • 2014 Season Openings

    Park Loop Rd, Cadillac Mountain Rd, & Hulls Cove Visitor Center is open. Call (207) 288-3338 or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AcadiaNPS) for more information More »

  • Jordan Pond boat ramp parking lot is closed for construction

    It's scheduled to reopen on June 28. There may be intermittent openings at the discretion of the contractor. The North Lot parking area will remain open for access to the Jordan Pond House Restaurant & hiking & biking trails.

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.
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Did You Know?

From atop Cadillac Mountain, the sun is just starting to rise over the Porcupine Islands.

Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States. During certain times of the year, it is the first place in the U.S. to see sunrise.