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  • 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.

  • Bubble Pond Carriage Road closure

    Bubble Pond Carriage Road will be closed to all traffic Monday 9/15- Wednesday 9/17 from the parking lot to Triad-Day Mountain Bridge. More »




Alexa Still

Ranger Alexa discusses beaver adaptations.


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.

Park ranger and bald eagle

Ranger John shows off a bald eagle display.


Bald Eagles
Videocast: Windows or Quicktime
Duration: 2 minutes

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


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


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.


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.

Park ranger and loon sign

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.


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


Ranger Marc points out a red squirrel midden.


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.


Spring peeper.


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.

Winter Wren

Winter Wren


Winter Wren Song
MP3 Audio

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




Satellite image of U.S. at night.


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.


Beach cobbles.


Cobblestone Beach
Audio: MP3

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

Park ranger at cobblestone beach

Ranger Chris guides your introduction to cobblestones.


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.


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


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.


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.


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

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




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.

Park ranger crouches in rocks

Ranger Therese wants you to enjoy the trails.


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.

Park ranger at tidepool

Ranger Pete provides tips for tidepooling.


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

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

Stay Back from the Edge



Ranger Therese shares tips for safe driving in the park.


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

Park Ranger Therese discusses traffic safety issues in the park.

Park ranger with bike

Learn how to bike safely from Ranger Chris.


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.


Ranger Chris discusses pets in Acadia.


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?

The wide carriage road is lined by the spring foliage of birch trees.

Acadia National Park's carriage road system, built by John D. Rockefeller Jr., has been called “the finest example of broken stone roads designed for horse-drawn vehicles still extant in America.” Today, you can hike or bike 45 miles of these scenic carriage roads in the park.