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 »
The Artist-in-Residence (A-I-R) Program at Acadia National Park offers professional writers, composers, and all visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their particular art form while surrounded by the inspiring landscape of the park.
Each year, the park and its partner, the Schoodic Institute, provides housing to participants for two-week to four-week periods. Note: at this time stipends are not available.
In return, participating artists offer public programs, work with visiting student groups, and donate a representative piece of their work to the Schoodic Institute in support of the A-I-R program. These creative works are later sold or auctioned with the proceeds supporting A-I-R housing expenses and supplies.
Applying to be an Artist-in-Residence
The online application period begins in August. Artists are asked to provide samples of their work, an Artist's Statement, an outline of a proposed education program, as well as a resume. Each year we strive to have a wide array of mediums and geographic areas represented as well as Maine artists and returning artists. To apply to be an Artist-in-Residence, please visit: http://www.uevent.com/
Did You Know?
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.