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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.

Ranger Minute - In-Depth

Ranger Matt near Monument Cove.

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

Creating Acadia's Coastline
Videocast - Windows Media (8.07 MB)
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.

Ranger Alexa discusses beaver adaptations.

Amazing Beaver Adaptations
Videocast - Windows (6,734 KB) or Quicktime (2,569 KB)
Duration - 2 minutes 10 seconds

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


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

Intertidal Battlefield
Videocast - Windows Media (6,943 KB) or Quicktime (9,184 KB)
Duration - 2 minutes 14 seconds

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


Ranger Lora explains why loons need their space.

Looning Experience
Videocast - Windows Media (6,396 KB) or Quicktime (2,398 KB)
Duration - 2 minutes 4 seconds

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

ranger and eagle display

Ranger John shows off a bald eagle display.

Bald Eagles
Videocast - Windows Media (6,132 KB) or Quicktime (2,280 KB)
Duration - 2 minutes

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

Ranger on granite mountaintop

Ranger Charlotte gives a closer look at granite.

Geology of Cadillac Mountain
Videocast - Windows Media (5,749 KB) or Quicktime (2,171 KB)
Duration - 1 minute 52 seconds

Explore the pink granite landscape of Cadillac Mountain.

Ranger Anne on shore

Ranger Anne introduces tidal action on Acadia's shores.

Tidal Variations
Videocast - Windows Media (6,476 KB) or Quicktime (2,473 KB)
Duration - 2 minutes 6 seconds

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

Ranger Neidig points out a red squirrel midden.

Ranger Marc points out a red squirrel midden.

Signs of Wildlife
Videocast - Windows Media (5,321 KB)
Duration - 1 minute 56 seconds

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

US at night.

Satellite image of United States at night

Acadia's Night Sky
Audiocast - MP3 Audio (4,112 KB)
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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Did You Know?

CCC members take a break from their work to admire the view along the ocean.

The Civilian Conservation Corps performed important work in Acadia National Park, including clearing brush, setting stones, and constructing Seawall Campground. Today park headquarters is located in the former CCC camp.