April 22, 2013: The Precipice, Orange and Black, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliffs Trails are closed until further notice because of nesting peregrine falcons. All other trails in the park are open, whether accessible from the park or from state roads.
June 14, 2013: The Western Mountain road loop is now open.
Celebrate Jr. Ranger Day in Acadia National Park.
Bar Harbor, ME - In celebration of the 6th annual National Junior Ranger Day, Acadia National Park will host two special family festivals. Children 12 and under and their families are invited to get outside, get moving, explore, and discover how to protect Acadia's nature and history. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the great outdoors! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
On Saturday April 21, join us at the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) campus south of Winter Harbor from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon searching for salamanders, testing your skills as a junior firefighter, exploring the water cycle, creating with an artist, learning about sea creatures, and other fun events. Call 207-288-1312 to find out more about Junior Ranger Day at Schoodic.
On Mount Desert Island, special outdoor activities will take place Saturday, April 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sieur de Monts Spring area on Route 3 south of Bar Harbor. Play with pioneer toys, meet Smokey Bear, try out Native American games, compete in Animal Olympics, create nature art, or try tracking wildlife, along with other active stations. Call 207-288-8812 for more information. This event is co-sponsored by the Wild Gardens of Acadia.
Stop by anytime and stay as long as you can. These popular days are free and activities take place rain or shine, so please come prepared for the weather. National Park Service Junior Ranger supplies will be given out while they last!
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 395 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.
Did You Know?
From late May to early October, park rangers at Acadia National Park offer a variety of programs to suit every interest and activity level. Programs include walks, talks, hikes, narrated boat cruises, bike rides, and more. Check out the Beaver Log for a schedule of programs. More...