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    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • Carriage Roads Closed

    All park carriage roads are closed until further notice to prevent damage during the spring thaw. For more information: (207) 288-3338

  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

    Precipice Cliff and Valley Cove areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »

  • Blackwoods Campground is open

    Blackwoods Campground is open and is sites are available by self-registration at the campground. More »

  • 2014 Season Openings

    Park Loop Rd, Cadillac Mountain Rd, & Hulls Cove Visitor Center is open. Call (207) 288-3338 or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AcadiaNPS) for more information More »

  • Jordan Pond boat ramp parking lot is closed for construction

    It's scheduled to reopen on June 28. There may be intermittent openings at the discretion of the contractor. The North Lot parking area will remain open for access to the Jordan Pond House Restaurant & hiking & biking trails.

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Wildlife

 
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Ranger Alexa discusses beaver adaptations.

NPS

Amazing Beaver Adaptations
Videocast: Windows or Quicktime
Duration: 2 minutes 10 seconds

Discover the beaver's unique physical adaptations for an aquatic lifestyle. Live beaver video by Ranger Lora.

 
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Ranger John shows off a bald eagle display.

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Bald Eagles
Videocast: Windows or Quicktime
Duration: 2 minutes

Learn about the significance of the bald eagle's recovery.

 
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A whelk and mussel feature in Ranger Eleanor's story.

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Intertidal Battlefield
Videocast: Windows or Quicktime
Duration: 2 minutes 14 seconds

The intertidal zone is a dangerous place for the creatures that struggle to survive.

 
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Loon Family

NPS/Lora Haller

Loon Family
Video: Windows or Quicktime
Duration: 1 minute

Watch the activities of a loon pair feeding their young. Video by NPS/Lora Haller.

 
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Ranger Lora explains why loons need their space.

NPS/Lora Haller

Looning Experience
Videocast: Windows or Quicktime
Duration: 2 minutes 4 seconds

Loons are some of the most captivating wild animals that visitors to Acadia encounter. Video by Ranger Lora.

 
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A seastar in motion.

NPS/Todd M. Edgar

Seastar in Tidepool
Video: Windows or Quicktime
Duration: 1 minute

What it lacks in speed this seastar makes up for in grace as it glides across a tidepool. Video by NPS/Todd M. Edgar

 
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Ranger Marc points out a red squirrel midden.

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Signs of Wildlife
Videocast: Windows
Duration: 1 minute 56 seconds

Park Ranger Marc reminds us to look not only for wildlife but also the signs they leave behind.

 
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Spring peeper.

NPS

Spring Peepers
Audio: MP3

The sounds of spring peepers near Jordan Pond usher in spring at Acadia National Park. Audio recorded by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.

 
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Winter Wren

USFWS

Winter Wren Song
MP3 Audio

Recorded at the Schoodic Peninsula in July, the winter wren projects its unique song. Audio by NPS/Karen Lanier.

 
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Science

 
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Satellite image of U.S. at night.

NPS

Acadia's Night Sky
Audiocast: MP3
Duration: 4 minutes 23 seconds

Visiting Park Scientist Chad Moore stands atop Cadillac to survey the other half of the park - the night. Night sky images from Acadia and other parks can be found at the National Park Service Natural Lightscapes website.

 
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Tide time lapse.

NPS/Todd M. Edgar

Bar Harbor Tides
Video: Windows or Quicktime

A time lapse of the waters of Frenchman Bay covering the ridge of land connecting Bar Harbor and Bar Island. Video by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.

 
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Beach cobbles.

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Cobblestone Beach
Audio: MP3

The distinctive sound of the surf churning through the cobbles of Cobblestone Beach. Audio recorded by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.

 
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Ranger Chris guides your introduction to cobblestones.

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Cobblestones of Acadia
Videocast: Windows or Quicktime
Duration: 2 minutes 33 seconds

Park Ranger Chris shows us what is special about enjoying the rocky shores of Acadia.

 
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Ranger Matt explains the ins and outs of Monument Cave and the Acadia Coast.

NPS

Creating Acadia's Coastline
Videocast: Windows
Duration: 4 minutes

Join Ranger Matt on his journey from the shore to the mountainside as he explains the creation of Acadia's dynamic coast.

 
Park Ranger on Cadillac Mtn

Ranger Charlotte gives a closer look at granite.

NPS

Geology of Cadillac Mountain
Videocast: Windows or Quicktime
Duration: 1 minute 52 seconds

Explore the pink granite landscape of Cadillac Mountain.

 
Ranger on Tidal Bar

Ranger Anne introduces tidal action on Acadia's shores.

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Tidal Variations
Videocast: Windows or Quicktime
Duration: 2 minutes 6 seconds

Discover the forces that cause high and low tides in the ocean.

 
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Activities

 
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Heading out in search of true bugs.

NPS/Karen Lanier

2008 BioBlitz: True Confessions of the True Bug Blitzers
Video: Windows or Quicktime
Duration: 4 minutes 56 seconds

Seasonal Ranger Karen Lanier filmed and created this video highlighting the people of the 2008 Hemiptera Blitz.
Initial image of red-cross schield bug on video is copyright 2007 by David Kleiman.

 
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Ranger Therese wants you to enjoy the trails.

NPS

Plan Your Hike
Videocast: Windows or Quicktime
Duration: 1 minute 37 seconds

Park Ranger Therese reminds you about things to consider when you plan a hike.

 
Kids at SEA

Enjoying the outdoors at SEA.

NPS/Karen Lanier

Student Education Adventure
Video: Quicktime
Duration: 4 minutes 38 seconds

Discover what it's like at SEA - the Schoodic Education Adventure! Join teachers and students during their visit to the park's residential education program.

 
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Ranger Pete provides tips for tidepooling.

NPS

Tidepooling Tips
Videocast: Windows or Quicktime
Duration: 1 minute 35 seconds

Park Ranger Pete helps you safely explore the fascinating world of tidepools.

 
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Safety

 
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Ranger Therese shares tips for safe driving in the park.

NPS

Acadia Traffic Safety
Videocast: Windows or Quicktime
Duration: 2 minutes 40 seconds

Park Ranger Therese discusses traffic safety issues in the park.

 
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Learn how to bike safely from Ranger Chris.

NPS

Biking Safety
Videocast: Windows or Quicktime
Duration: 1 minute 40 seconds

Park Ranger Chris explains the rules of the road for bicycling throughout the park.

 
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Ranger Chris discusses pets in Acadia.

NPS

Pets in Acadia
Videocast: Windows or Quicktime
Duration: 2 minutes 54 seconds

Park Ranger Chris shares ways to best experience the park with your pet.

Did You Know?

A Passamaquoddy birchbark basket with the image of a moose on it

The Passamaquoddy Kit is an educational tool for teachers to help teach students about Passamaquoddy culture in Maine. The kit is a collaboration between the Abbe Museum and Acadia National Park staff.