September 23, 2014
Acadia Night Sky Festival Offers Shuttle to the Stars
The Acadia Night Sky Festival will offer a free “Shuttle to the Stars” as public transportation to the Star Party on Cadillac Mountain, which will take place from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Saturday, September 27. The public is invited to drop in at any time during the program (the best star viewing will be after 9:00 pm) and visit with volunteer astronomers and park rangers who will describe constellations and other night sky features visible with the naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes. The road going up to Cadillac Mountain will be closed to all motor vehicles (except those that need parking for persons with disabilities) at 6:30 pm so visitors must use the shuttle to attend this event.
September 16, 2014
Invasive Insect Contributing to Red Pine Die-off on Mount Desert Island
An invasive exotic insect, red pine scale, has been confirmed by Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Forest Service entomologists on dying red pines on the south side of Norumbega Mountain, near Lower Hadlock Pond, in the town of Mount Desert. Red pine scale was discovered in the US in 1946 in Connecticut, and since then has severely affected red pine stands in Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, and more recently, New Hampshire. This is the first confirmed infestation of red pine scale in Maine.
September 16, 2014
Acadia National Park Plans Prescribed Burn September 2014
NPS Fire Managers are planning to burn an 11-acre (4.5-hectare) field in Acadia National Park near the intersection of ME 3 and Northeast Creek in Bar Harbor on September 18, 2014. The actual start of the fire will be dependent upon weather and wind conditions. An attempt to burn this field in late August was not possible, because weather and wind conditions were not within the required prescription.
August 25, 2014
Meeting of Acadia National Park Advisory Commission September 2014
The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will meet at the Moore Auditorium on the Schoodic Education and Research Center campus 1–3 pm on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. The meeting is open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comment.
August 25, 2014
Acadia National Park Plans Prescribed Burn
Acadia National Park Fire Managers are planning to burn 11 acres in the Northeast Creek drainage between now and Nov 1. The ignition of the fire is dependent on the drying of fuels and favorable weather and wind conditions. The burn area is located along the Northeast Creek drainage near the intersection of the creek and Route 3.
August 15, 2014
Bridge Repairs at Acadia National Park Starting in Early September 2014
The National Park Service will be performing maintenance and significant repairs to several motor road bridges in Acadia National Park. The work will involve waterproofing, improving drainage, and rehabilitating and/or reconstructing masonry and mortar joints of the bridges. The repair work will continue over the next year and is expected to be completed by the end of September 2015.
August 11, 2014
Secretary Jewell to Visit Acadia National Park to Highlight Science and Youth Partnerships
Acadia National Park Superintendent Sheridan Steele announces that Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, will visit the park on Friday, August 15, 2014 to highlight the importance of the partnership between the National Park Service and the Schoodic Institute in engaging youth and facilitating science research. She will be joined by the Director of the National Park Service Jonathan B. Jarvis. They will both speak at a ceremony behind the Rockefeller Welcome Center at SERC at 3 pm, on Friday, August 15.
August 01, 2014
All Peregrine Falcon Nesting Areas to Open
The closures of Precipice, Valley Cove, and Jordan cliffs and adjacent areas and trails (i.e., Precipice, East Face, Jordan, and North Section of Flying Mountain Trails) will open on Friday August 1, 2014 in Acadia National Park was announced today by Superintendent Sheridan Steele today.
July 30, 2014
Acadia National Park is America's Favorite Place
Acadia National Park has been named “America’s Favorite Place” by ABC’s Good Morning America (GMA) based on a nationwide poll of viewers. GMA asked viewers to nominate their favorite place in America in an online poll earlier this month, and the five finalists were Acadia National Park, Chicago’s Lakefront, Glacier National Park, Gulf Shores, and Lake Tahoe.
May 21, 2014
Acadia National Park Advisory Commission Meeting June 2014
The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will meet at park headquarters (20 McFarland Hill Drive) in Bar Harbor at 1–3 pm on Monday, June 2, 2014. The meeting is open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comment.
May 19, 2014
Acadia Quest: Uniquely Acadia Edition Offers a Fun Way to Explore the Park
The Quest is on! Friends of Acadia and Acadia National Park invite kids and their families to explore Acadia together than through the fun and varied challenges of the Acadia Quest: Uniquely Acadia Edition. In the 2014 version of the Quest, teams will “collect” experiences on Acadia’s trails, carriage roads, water bodies, and unique destinations to complete the Quest.
May 12, 2014
Acadia National Park Centennial Logo Unveiled
In preparation for the celebration of Acadia National Park's centennial in 2016, Acadia National Park (ANP) and Friends of Acadia (FOA) today unveiled the official Acadia Centennial Logo at a meeting of the Acadia Centennial Partners at the Ellsworth City Hall. The logo, designed by Catherine Breer of Freeport, Maine, was the winner of the nationwide Centennial Logo Contest sponsored by the partner organizations.
April 26, 2014
Saving your trees: Emerald Ash Borer Workshop Offered
A tiny, shiny green beetle is wreaking havoc as it marches across America, attacking and killing every ash tree in its path. Emerald ash borer (EAB) beetles were introduced near Detroit, Michigan, in wooden packing materials, and since discovery in 2002 have spread over 2,000 miles—mostly by people carrying infested firewood.