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.
Summer Workshops at Acadia National Park
Contact: Kate Petrie, 207-288-8823
On August 14 and 15, 2007, grade 3-8 teachers, field naturalists, and community educators are invited to join an Acadia education ranger for a one-day workshop or two-day facilitator training for the Leopold Project, curriculum based activities based on the classic work of Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac. The workshop will be held at the national park facility on Schoodic Peninsula beginning at 9 a.m. each day. Fully furnished overnight accommodations are available, and meals, books, and materials are provided. The cost is $60 for one day, or $105 for two days. Scholarships are available.
The course includes fully developed activities to take back to the classroom or facility, and participating teachers can qualify to attend Acadia’s 5th-8th grade residential program. C.E.U.s can be arranged through the University of Maine. Participation is limited to 25 people and pre-registration is required.
On August 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park will partner with Project Learning Tree to offer language arts activities designed to integrate natural resource study into the classroom. The cost is $35, and scholarships are available. C.E.U.s can be arranged through the University of Maine. All K-8 grade teachers, field naturalists, and community educators are welcome to participate. Meals, books, and materials are provided, and a tour of the Schoodic educational facilities will be offered. Participation is limited to 20 people and pre-registration is required. Overnight accommodations are available for an additional fee.
For more details and to pre-register, please contact Kate Petrie at 207-288-8823 or via e-mail.
Did You Know?
Acadia National Park contains more than 120 miles of historic hiking trails. Many of these trails were established by local village improvement societies in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today many of the historic features, such as stonework, are still visible.