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    Acadia

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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.

Blogs

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Education intern with kids

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Education Intern Blog

 
Each spring and fall, interns work with the park's education staff to teach schoolkids about the park. Read more about their adventures as they help out on hikes, talks, and other programs and visit the classroom.


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Hawk

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HawkWatch Blog

 
Acadia's HawkWatch location on Cadillac Mountain provides visitors with a close look at soaring raptors. Starting in late August, park intern Sarah will write about these magnificent migrating birds of prey. Keep up to date about the birds that pass overhead.


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Peregrine chick being banded

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Peregrine Watch Blog

 
Since 1991, peregrine falcons have been actively nesting on the cliffs of Champlain Mountain. The raptor intern blogs about this pair of peregrine falcons as they raise their young and provides updates about the other peregrine falcons in Acadia National Park.

July 25, 2014: Twenty turkey vultures were seen flying over the Precipice. All of a sudden, a missile peeled out of the sky on the left side of the Precipice. This missile just happened to be one of the peregrine falcon fledglings. The fledglings singled out one of the turkey vultures and harassed it. All of the other vultures scattered and cleared the area in less than two minutes while the falcon continued to harass its chosen quarry. This lasted for a good ten minutes. It was a wonderful sight. The falcons have not been going after turkey vultures much this year. For more, read our weekly blog.

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Ridge Runner patch

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Ridge Runners Blog

 
Ridge Runners are interns funded by Friends of Acadia who act as roving educators and researchers in the park. Read about the adventures of the crew as they blog about their time on the summits of Acadia. For more information, click here.

 
Rocky shore

Rocky shore

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Science Communication Intern Blog

 
Two writing interns are spending the summer at the Schoodic Education and Research Center, a National Park Service research learning center located in Acadia National Park. Follow their adventures as they work with researchers and explore the park. For more information, click here.

 
SCA Intern with kids

SCA Intern with kids

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Student Conservation Association (SCA) Blog

 
Each year, volunteers contribute more than 25,000 hours to Acadia National Park helping to care for the trails, campgrounds, museums, libraries, summits, and shores of Acadia. Read about these SCA volunteers and their experiences at Acadia National Park. For more information, click here.

 
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Ranger and station

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Student Ranger Blog

 
Acadia National Park has many job opportunities for students in high school and college, and even for recent graduates. Read about student rangers as they blog about being a seasonal ranger at the visitor center. For more information, click here.

 
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Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Connie with kids

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Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Blog

 
The Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) program allows teachers to work for part of the summer as park rangers to learn more about park resources. Read this blog to learn why the TRTs come to Acadia and what they do.


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Fee Ranger

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Visitor Use Assistant Blog

 

For many visitors, the first park employee they see is a visitor use assistant at the visitor center, campgrounds, or entrance station. Learn what it's like to be on the front line! For more information, click here.

Did You Know?

A girl stands along the stone steps of the Kurt Diederich Path in this historic image taken around 1920.

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.