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  • Acadia National Park

    Baker Island Cruise

    • Time: 8:00 AM
    • Location: Harbor Place, 1 West Street, Bar Harbor
    • Fees: $49 adults, $27 children 6–14, $9 children age 5 and under.
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Spot seabirds and marine mammals on a cruise along coastal Acadia. Explore beautiful Baker Island on a moderate hike, viewing historic homesteads, a lighthouse, and geology. Five hours.

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    Evening Program, Seawall (8 pm)

    • Time: 8:00 PM
    • Location: Seawall Campground Amphitheater
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Check campground bulletin boards or visitor centers for a complete list of program topics. Parking area near the amphitheater accommodates non-campers. One hour

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    Family Program, Sand Beach

    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Location: Sand Beach
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    "Super Sand Sleuths" • Explore all the things that make this sandy beach so unique. All ages. One hour.

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    Frenchman Bay Cruise

    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: Bar Harbor Inn Pier
    • Fees: $42 adults, $39 seniors (65+), $32 ages 6–11, $7 ages 2–5, infants free. Group rates (15+) are available.
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Everyday from 08/21/2017 to 09/02/2017

    Climb aboard a schooner and hoist sails in search of wildlife and history. Two hours.

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    Island Walk (4 pm)

    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Location: TBD
    • Fees: Reservations required, call 207-288-8832
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Learn about one of the unique aspects of this island park on this easy to moderate two-mile (3.2-km) walk. 1.5 to 3 hours.

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    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Municipal Pier, Northeast Harbor
    • Fees: $31 adults, $29 seniors (65+), $18 ages 5–11, $7 ages under 5.
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Everyday from 08/20/2017 to 09/02/2017

    Explore the connections between people and the sea with a visit to the Islesford Historical Museum on Little Cranberry Island. 2 hours 45 minutes

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    Marine Touch Tank

    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Location: Dorr Hall at Schoodic Education and Research Center
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Drop by between 1 and 2 pm to meet some marine creatures and learn about their adaptations to constantly changing conditions between the tides. One hour.

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    Missing Mansion

    • Time: 8:30 AM
    • Location: Compass Harbor parking area 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Bar Harbor on Rt. 3 Look for orange cones
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Explore the site of George Dorr’s former mansion on this easy walk. Look for clues and learn about the man who helped create our national park. 

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    Stars Over Sand Beach

    • Time: 9:00 PM
    • Location: Sand Beach
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Sit back and learn about Acadia’s night sky. Dress warmly, bring something to lie on, and minimize flashlight use to preserve night vision. One hour.

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    Touch Tank Talk

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Dorr Museum of Natural History, College of the Atlantic
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Drop by anytime between 1:30 to 3:30 pm get up close and personal with intertidal creatures and learn how to safely explore along the shore. 

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    Bird Walk

    • Time: 7:00 AM
    • Location: Bluebery Hill parking area, Schoodic Distict
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Find, identify, and discuss some of Acadia’s birds on this easy 1.0 mi (1.6 km) walk. Bring binoculars. Two hours.

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    Carriage Road Bike Tour

    • Time: 8:30 AM
    • Location: 48 Cottage St., Bar Harbor
    • Fees: $54 per person, including the bike, helmet and tour.
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Enjoy the car-free carriage roads at a comfortable pace while discovering the diverse beauty of Acadia. Twenty-one speed bike, transport to the park, and gear provided for the full day. 2.5 hours, 6 mile moderate ride.

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    Dragonfly Discovery

    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Location: Location TBD
    • Fees: Reservations required, call 207-288-8832
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Be a citizen scientist helping to study mercury pollution by collecting juvenile dragonflies. You’ll wade into a lake, get muddy, and discover some amazing aquatic creatures. Three hours.

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    Evening Program, Blackwoods (8 pm)

    • Time: 8:00 PM
    • Location: Blackwoods Campground Amphitheater
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Check campground bulletin boards or visitor centers for a complete list of program topics. Parking area near the amphitheater accommodates non-campers. One hour

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    Island Walk (5 pm)

    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Location: Location TBD
    • Fees: Reservations required, call 207-288-8832.
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Discover stories of history and nature along Acadia’s rocky coastline on this easy to moderate two-mile (3.2-km) walk. 1.5 to 3 hours.

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    Knowing the Night (7:45 pm)

    • Time: 7:45 PM
    • Location: Location TBD
    • Fees: Reservations required, call 207-288-8832.
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Challenge your senses and experience the mystery of Acadia after dark. Ages 8+. 1.5 to 2 hours

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    • Time: 8:30 AM
    • Location: Parkman Mountain parking area
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Follow tree-lined carriage roads to explore stories behind John D. Rockefeller Jr.’s gift to Acadia on this 1.5-mile (2.4 km) walk. 2.5 hours

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    Sundew Geology Walk (3 pm)

    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Location: eliot Hall parking area at Schoodic Institute
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Hike this moderate, uneven trail and explore geology first-hand. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and snacks. 1.5 to 2 hours

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    Campground iNaturalist Walk

    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Location: Schoodic Woods Campground Ranger Station
    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    Learn about plants and animals and connect with other users during this easy walk. One hour. Download available from https://www.inaturalist.org/

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    Carroll Homestead Open House

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Carroll Homestead
    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    Visit an 1800s farm home, hear family stories, and play pioneer games. Imagine what life was like for the generations who lived here.

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    Island Walk (3:30 pm)

    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Location: Location TBD
    • Fees: Reservations required, call 207-288-8832.
    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    Learn about one of the unique aspects of this island park on this easy to moderate two-mile (3.2-km) walk. 1.5 to 3 hours.

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    Mountain Hike (8 am)

    • Time: 8:00 AM
    • Location: Location TBD
    • Fees: Reservations required, call 207-288-8832
    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    Ascend a rocky trail to one of Acadia’s summits on a guided hike exploring the geology and plant life along the way. 1.5 to 3 hours.

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    Sundew Phenology Hike (9 am)

    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Location: Eliot Hall parking area at Schoodic Institute
    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    Join a ranger on this moderate, uneven trail to monitor local plants using Nature’s Notebook. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and snacks. 1.5 to 2 hours

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    Sunset Hike (4:45 pm)

    • Time: 4:45 PM
    • Location: TBD
    • Fees: Reservations required, call 207-288-8832
    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    Hike a challenging trail to a special overlook for sunset as you uncover changes to Acadia’s landscape. Bring water, layers, sturdy shoes, and flashlight. 1.5 to 3 hours.

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    Birding for Beginners

    • Time: 8:00 AM
    • Location: Schoodic Woods Campground Ranger Station
    Friday, August 25, 2017

    Learn basic bird identification using a free app. Wear sturdy shoes for an easy walk on uneven ground.

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    Dusk Walk (6:30 pm)

    • Time: 6:30 PM
    • Location: Location TBD
    • Fees: Reservations required, call 207-288-8832
    Friday, August 25, 2017

    Question everything you know about darkness on this walk into the twilight.

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    • Time: 8:00 PM
    • Location: Schoodic Woods Campground Amphitheater.
    Friday, August 25, 2017

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    Family Program, Sieur de Monts

    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Location: Sieur de Monts Springs Nature Center
    Friday, August 25, 2017

    "Wild Things" • Run, jump and investigate to discover some of Acadia’s amazing animal adaptations. One hour

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    Junior Naturalists (6:30 pm)

    • Time: 6:30 PM
    • Location: Schoodic Woods Campground Amphitheater
    Friday, August 25, 2017

    Investigate animals, plants, geology, and human stories. Ages 12 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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    Photo Walk

    • Time: 8:00 AM
    • Location: Location TBD
    • Fees: Reservations required, call 207-288-8832.
    Friday, August 25, 2017

    Bring your camera and learn valuable tips and techniques to capture Acadia’s beauty. 1.5 to 3 hours.

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  • Acadia National Park

    Seabirds at Seawall

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    • Location: Seawall Picnic Area
    Friday, August 25, 2017

    Stop by between 2:30 and 5:30 pm to look for and learn about Acadia's sea ducks and coastal birds.

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    • Time: 7:30 PM
    • Location: Schoodic Woods Campground Amphitheater
    Saturday, August 26, 2017

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    • Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Beech Mountain Summit
    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Enjoy the views from Beech Mountain Fire Tower. Hike from parking lot at the southern end of Beech Hill Road, 0.4 mile one way. 

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    Junior Naturalists (6 pm)

    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Location: Schoodic Woods Campground Amphitheater
    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Investigate animals, plants, geology, and human stories. Ages 12 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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    Mountain Hike (4 pm)

    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Location: Location TBD
    • Fees: Reservations required, call 207-288-8832
    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Ascend a rocky trail to one of Acadia’s summits on a guided hike exploring the geology and plant life along the way. 1.5 to 3 hours.

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    Acadia’s Birds

    • Time: 7:00 AM
    • Location: Location TBD
    • Fees: Reservations required, call 207-288-8832.
    Sunday, August 27, 2017

    Find, identify, and discuss some of Acadia’s most fascinating birds on this easy walk. Bring binoculars. 

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    Family Program, Carroll Homestead

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Carroll Homestead
    Sunday, August 27, 2017

    "An Island Backyard" • Drop by for tree-mendous fun and activities learning about Acadia’s forests. 

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  • Acadia National Park

    Fire Tower Open House, 1 to 4 pm

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Beech Mountain Summit
    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    Enjoy the views from Beech Mountain Fire Tower. Hike from parking lot at the southern end of Beech Hill Road, 0.4 mile one way.

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    Mountain Hike (10 am)

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Location TBD
    • Fees: Reservations required, call 207-288-8832
    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    Ascend a rocky trail to one of Acadia’s summits on a guided hike exploring the geology and plant life along the way. 1.5 to 3 hours.

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    Schoodic Woods Hike

    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Location: Schoodic Woods Campground Ranger Station
    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    2 hours, Schoodic Woods Campground Ranger Station. Join a ranger for a look at ecology along this 1-2 mile (1.6 to 3.2 km) moderate hike. Wear sturdy shoes, dress in layers, bring water.

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    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Location: Seawall Picnic Area
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    "Kids Rock" • Sculpt, color and sketch to discover Acadia’s geologic story through art and exploration.

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    Island Walk (11 am)

    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Location: Location TBD
    • Fees: Reservations required, call 207-288-8832
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Learn about one of the unique aspects of this island park on this easy to moderate two-mile (3.2-km) walk. 1.5 to 3 hours.

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    Knowing the Night (7:30 pm)

    • Time: 7:30 PM
    • Location: Location TBD
    • Fees: Reservations required, call 207-288-8832.
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Challenge your senses and experience the mystery of Acadia after dark. Ages 8+. 1.5 to 2 hours

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  • Acadia National Park

    Sundew Phenology Hike (10 am)

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Eliot Hall parking area, Schoodic Education and Research Center
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Join a ranger on this moderate, uneven trail to monitor local plants using Nature’s Notebook. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and snacks. 1.5 to 2 hours

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    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Location: Schoodic Woods Campground Amphitheater
    Thursday, August 31, 2017

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    Sunset Hike (5 pm)

    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Location: Location TBD
    • Fees: Reservations required, call 207-288-8832.
    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    Hike a challenging trail to a special overlook for sunset as you uncover changes to Acadia’s landscape. Bring water, layers, sturdy shoes, and flashlight. 

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  • Acadia National Park

    Dusk Walk (6 pm)

    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Location: Location TBD
    • Fees: Reservations required, call 207-288-8832
    Friday, September 1, 2017

    Question everything you know about darkness on this walk into the twilight.

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    • Time: 7:30 PM
    • Location: Blackwoods Campground Amphitheater
    Friday, September 1, 2017

    Check campground bulletin boards or visitor centers for a complete list of program topics. Parking area near the amphitheater accommodates non-campers. One hour

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    Hawk Watch

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Cadillac North Ridge, 200 yards from the summit parking lot
    Friday, September 1, 2017

    Weather and wind permitting, look for and learn about migrating raptors.

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    • Time: 8:30 PM
    • Location: Schoodic Woods Campground Amphitheater
    Saturday, September 2, 2017

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    Evening Program, Seawall (7:30 pm)

    • Time: 7:30 PM
    • Location: Seawall Campround Amphitheater
    Saturday, September 2, 2017

    Check campground bulletin boards or visitor centers for a complete list of program topics. Parking area near the amphitheater accommodates non-campers. One hour

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    Junior Naturalists (7 pm)

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Schoodic Woods Campground Amphitheater
    Saturday, September 2, 2017

    Investigate animals, plants, geology, and human stories. Ages 12 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 45 minutes

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    Mountain Hike (3:30 pm)

    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Location: Location TBD
    • Fees: Reservations required, call 207-288-8832
    Saturday, September 2, 2017

    Ascend a rocky trail to one of Acadia’s summits on a guided hike exploring the geology and plant life along the way. 1.5 to 3 hours.

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    Schoodic Sleuths (9 am)

    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Location: Schoodic Woods Campground Amphitheater
    Saturday, September 2, 2017

    Get the inside scoop on habitats, ecology, and history during this nature walk with children’s activities. Wear close-toed shoes for rocky and wet areas. Ages 12 and under. One hour.

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PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Phone:

(207) 288-3338

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