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Woman takes a photograph by pond saturated in fall colors

Photo courtesy of Andrew Eggers. Used with Permission.

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How can you share your favorite photo of Acadia with the world? ... Easy. Tag it @AcadiaNPS

More than 3.3 million people visit Acadia every year, and each of them takes about half a jillion pictures. As you post yours to social media, tag them @AcadiaNPS, and then everybody can enjoy them at once.

We’ll be watching, too. If we see something really fresh, fun, and innovative that depicts something about Acadia that most people don’t get to experience very often, we’ll reach out. Look for comments or direct messages from us that are branded with the official NPS arrowhead. In Instagram, you’ll also see a blue “verified” check mark.

  • We’ll ask your permission to share the photo on AcadiaNPS sites.
  • We’ll ask you to email us an original resolution copy, and for some caption information including your full name and hometown, the date and place where it was taken, and any stories you want to add for context.
  • Finally, we’ll also ask your permission to hang onto your photo for other possible uses in the future, such as fliers, posters, exhibits, school outreach, and props that park rangers use during their walks, talks, and campground programs. You retain copyright. You’re just granting these limited non-commercial uses to Acadia National Park, the National Park Service, the Department of the Interior, and their official partners.

* Sorry, we can’t use images with watermarks, or that overtly market products for professional photographers.

Thanks for visiting, and for sharing your favorite moments from the experience with the world through @AcadiaNPS.
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Amory Gray, of Somesville, Maine, shares a video clip from a walk along a carriage road above Upper Hadlock Pond on Nov 11. "My husband and I live and work here on Mount Desert Island and love to go hiking to enjoy the Acadia National Park when we can. On this day, we had been working hard on some projects in our house, so we decided a mid-afternoon break would do us good to recharge (and to let our dog, Bhogi, get some energy out) before getting back to work. I love to go hiking this time of year when there are very few people around to be able to appreciate all that nature has to offer, and to appreciate the amazing historical trail and carriage road system left to the park to help us enjoy it. We are so lucky to be surrounded by such beauty all the time, and to have such easy access to it."

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Kyle Sackette of Honeoye Falls, NY shares this video taken on Sept 29 near Thunder Hole. "The pure force of nature is seen as the ocean waves cascade over the exposed fragmented rocks." (Courtesy of Kyle Sackette Used with permission.)

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Ashtin Michelle of Austin, Texas shares this video loop taken on Nov 1 outside the Hulls Cove Visitor Center. “My husband and I are from Austin and although the Fall season has been underway for several weeks, it still feels like summer in Texas. We were thrilled to escape the heat to be welcomed with cool temps and color changing leaves all over Maine. It was the quintessential Autumnal experience we dream of every year. (Video courtesy of Ashtin Michelle @ashtinmichelle. Used with permission.)

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Anthony J. Bopp and Francheska Miranda, of Mahopac, NY, share this video clip from their Nov 4 trek of the Precipice Trail. “We started out before sunrise in the salty evergreen air. The sun seemed to rise from the energetic sapphire ocean like a phoenix. Brilliant lemon yellows and firetruck reds slowly covered the landscape in a blaze. The trail and canopy heavy with crunchy leaves. Every color of a bonfire was represented. With every careful step the warm morning glow surrounded us. The wind bringing the smell of wood burning stoves and cinnamon coffee to my thoughts.”

Park rangers encourage visitors to view this footage as a timely, cautionary reminder to take care on challenging trails as seasons and weather conditions change. Be prepared for early darkness. Ice grippers, cleats, and traction footwear can have little effect on slick, underlying granite surfaces. Trekking poles are highly encouraged. As winter approaches, please consider exploring Ship Harbor, Ocean Path, and available carriage roads.

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Drones Prohibited

Launching, landing, or operation of unmanned aircraft, or drones, is prohibited in Acadia National Park.

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Last updated: January 30, 2018

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