• 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.

  • 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 »

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?

Image of the Guide's Guide cover

The Guide's Guide to Acadia National Park, originally created to share important information about the park's facilities and natural and cultural resources with commercial guides, is available to the public on this website. The guide contains everything you would want to know about the park. More...