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  • 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.

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?

The wide carriage road is lined by the spring foliage of birch trees.

Acadia National Park's carriage road system, built by John D. Rockefeller Jr., has been called “the finest example of broken stone roads designed for horse-drawn vehicles still extant in America.” Today, you can hike or bike 45 miles of these scenic carriage roads in the park.