Great Meadow Wetland
Located adjacent to the Park Loop Road and the Sieur de Monts Spring area, the Great Meadow Wetland is part of a larger network of wetlands, streams, and ponds in the Cromwell Brook watershed, including the Tarn. Nestled at the base of Dorr Mountain, Park founder, George B. Dorr, focused much of his attention on this area and greatly modified it, adding greenhouses, trails and roads. This, coupled with prior modifications, greatly altered the flow of water through the wetland, impairing its ability to act as a wetland and allowing non-native species to thrive instead of freshwater plants.
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Learn how Acadia and its partners in science, Friends of Acadia and Schoodic Institute, are looking towards the future of the Great Meadow and making decisions to make it a healthier wetland in the face of climate change.
Last updated: April 5, 2023