• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.

    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.

2009 National Junior Ranger Day at Acadia National Park

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Date: April 13, 2009
Contact: Kate Petrie, 207-288-8808

In celebration of National Park Week, April 19-26, National Junior Ranger Day will be held on Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sieur de Monts Spring area in Acadia National Park. The park, the Abbe Museum, the Wild Gardens of Acadia, and Friends of Acadia have teamed together to offer many different activities for families with children 12 years old or younger. There’s no charge to participate and children must be accompanied by an adult. Activities will happen rain or shine, so families should be prepared for any kind of weather.

Participants can bring a lunch and picnic on the lawn, play habitat games, visit a beaver pond, learn about owls, salamanders, pond creatures and native plants, and enjoy a hike in the woods, among other things. For more information, call 207-288-3338, ext. 0.

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.