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  • Acadia National Park

    Acadia Adventure

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: reservations required: 207-288-8832
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Get outside, connect with nature, and explore Acadia! May include a short walk, activity, or demonstration. Intended for ages 7 and older.

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    Acadia's Birds

    • Time: 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    • Location: varies
    • Fees: reservations required: 207-288-8832
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

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

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    Baker Island Cruise

    • Location: Harbor Place, 1 West Street, Bar Harbor
    • Fees: $46 adults, $27 children 6-14, $9 children 5 and under
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    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.

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    Beech Mountain Hike

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Beech Mountain parking area
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Uncover the wilds while hiking through lichen-draped forests and steep, rocky outcrops on this moderate to strenuous 2.5-mile (4 km) hike.

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    Blackwoods Evening Program

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Blackwoods Campground Amphitheater
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

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

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    Chat with a Ranger

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    • Location: Fabbri Picnic area
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Learn more about current park issues and join in the conversation. We want to hear your voice.

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    Coffee with a Ranger

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    • Location: Sieur de Monts Nature Center
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Bring your favorite morning beverage and join a discussion about Acadia's 21st century changes and challenges.

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    Fire Tower Open House

    • Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Beech Mountain summit
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Hike up one of several trails leading to the summit of Beech Mountain. Enjoy the views from the staffed fire tower at the top.

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    Frenchman Bay Cruise

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Bar Harbor Inn Pier
    • Fees: $39.50 adults, $37 seniors (65+), $29.50 ages 6-11, $7 ages 2-5, infants free. Group rates (15+) available.
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

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

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    Hiking into the Sunset

    • Location: reservations required: 207-288-8832
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Experience Acadia's forests and ledges as you hike to a sunset vista. Moderate. Bring water, layers, sturdy shoes, and flashlight. Time varies. Call 207-288-8832.

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    Island Walk

    • Location: Reservations required: 207-288-8832
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Learn about one of the unique aspects of this island park, on this 2-mile (3.2-km) easy to moderate walk.

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    Islesford Historic & Scenic Cruise

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:45 PM
    • Location: Municipal Pier, Northeast Harbor
    • Fees: $29 adults, $27 seniors (65+), $18 ages 5-11, $7 ages under 5, infants free
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Explore the connections between people and the sea with a visit to the Islesford Historical Museum on Little Cranberry Island. Along the way, look for wildlife and explore Somes Sound.

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    Touch Tank

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Dorr Museum of Natural History, College of the Atlantic
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Anytime between 1-3 pm get up close and personal with intertidal creatures and learn how to safely explore along the shore. Family program.

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    Blackwoods Evening Program

    • Time: 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    • Location: Blackwoods Campground Amphitheater
    Sunday, July 31, 2016

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

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    Island Walk

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
    • Location: Reservations required: 207-288-8832
    Sunday, July 31, 2016

    Learn about one of the unique aspects of this island park, on this 2-mile (3.2-km) easy to moderate walk.

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    Peregrine Watch

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Precipice Trail parking area
    Sunday, July 31, 2016

    Stop by between 9 am and noon to observe a peregrine falcon nest on the cliffs of Champlain Mountain through viewing scopes, weather permitting.

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    Photo Safari

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: reservations required: 207-288-8832
    Sunday, July 31, 2016

    Join a ranger to explore the interesting world around us through a camera lens. Bring your digital camera, cell phone, or tablet. Family program.

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    Welcoming Sunrise

    • Location: unmarked parking area beyond Gorham Mountain parking area, look for orange cones
    Sunday, July 31, 2016

    After welcoming sunrise, join in an optional stroll or talk with the ranger. Topics vary. Program begins 20 minutes before sunrise.

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    As Cultures Come Together

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Fabbri Picnic area
    Monday, August 1, 2016

    Hear the story of the meeting of the French explorers in the 17th century, whose names are found in the park, and the Wabanaki, who have inhabited this area for thousands of years. How are they still a part of the story today?

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    Headland Hike

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Sand Beach parking area
    Monday, August 1, 2016

    Learn how to read the geologic and cultural story in Acadia's dramatic landscape on this moderate, rocky 2-mile (3.2 km) hike.

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    Missing Mansion

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
    • Location: reservations required: 207-288-8832
    Monday, August 1, 2016

    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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    Seawall Evening Program

    • Time: 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    • Location: Seawall Campground Amphitheater
    Monday, August 1, 2016

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

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    Super Sand Sleuths

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Sand Beach
    Monday, August 1, 2016

    Explore all the things that make this sandy beach unique. Family program.

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    Carroll Homestead Open House

    • Time: 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Carroll Homestead
    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    Between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm visit an 1800s farm home, hear family stories, and play pioneer games. Imagine what life was like for the generations who lived here. Family program.

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    Chat with a Ranger

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
    • Location: Fabbri Picnic area
    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    Learn more about current park issues and join in the conversation. We want to hear your voice.

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    Kids Rock!

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Fabbri Picnic area
    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    From 4-5 pm, drop in to see an touch different rocks, minerals, soils, and other examples of Acadia's geologic story.

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    Knowing the Night

    • Location: reservations required 207-288-8832
    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    Challenge your senses and experience the mystery of Acadia after dark. For adults and children 8+. Times vary. Call 207-288-8832.

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    Mr. Rockefeller's Bridges

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: Parkman Mountain parking area
    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    Follow tree-lined carriage roads to beautiful stone bridges. Explore the stories behind John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s gift to Acadia on this easy 1.5-mile (2.4 km) walk.

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    Seawall Evening Program

    • Time: 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    • Location: Seawall Campground Amphitheater
    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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

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    Wild Acadia Project!

    • Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    • Location: Sieur de Monts Nature Center
    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    Share your thoughts as we explore how park managers are working to make the Heart of Acadia a healthier place.

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    • Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Sieur de Monts lawn
    Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    Gerald "Butch" Jacobs, Passamaquoddy, Ash log pounding. Drop in; demonstrations and performances. For rain location: 207-288-3519

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    Fire Tower Open House

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Beech Mountain Summit
    Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    Enjoy the views from Beech Mountain Fire Tower. Hike from parking lot at the southern end of Beech Hill Road.

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    Le Reve de Rockefeller

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: Parkman Mountain parking area
    Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    Ces chemins, les “carriage roads” qui pénètrent les forêts et les montagnes du parc national sont le don et le rêve de John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Découvrez les ponts en granit et les belles vues. Rendez-vous au stationnement du Mont Parkman, mercredi à 9h.

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    Stars Over Sand Beach

    • Time: 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    • Location: Sand Beach
    Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    Lay back and learn about the amazing night sky. Dress warmly, bring something to lay on, and please minimize flashlight use to preserve night vision.

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    Walk on the Wild Side

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: reservations required: 207-288-8832
    Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    Explore Acadia's forests, streams, meadows, or mountains. Wear closed-toe, non-skid shoes. Difficulty level and age requirements vary. Inquire when making reservations.

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    La Rencontre de Deux Mondes

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Fabbri Picnic area
    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    Ecoutez l'histoire de la rencontre des explorateurs français du 17ième siècle dont les noms se trouvent toujours dans le parc et les Wabanaki, habitants de cette région depuis des milliers d'années.

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    Power Walk

    • Time: 7:00 AM to 7:45 AM
    • Location: Jordan Pond House parking area
    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    Avoid the crowds and experience our cool morning beauty on this 2-3-mile (3.2-4.8-km) energetic walk.

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    Sur la Cote Rocheuse

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Gorham Mountain parking area
    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    2 heures; facile; randonnée guidée; 3 km Faisons une promenade sur la partie de la côte la plus pittoresque du parc. Rendez-vous au stationnement du Mont Gorham, jeudi à 10h.

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    Bike with a Ranger

    • Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    • Location: reservations required 207-288-8832
    Friday, August 5, 2016

    Explore carriage roads on this 8-11 mile (13-18 km) ride at a comfortable pace. For adults and children 12+. Bring your own bike (rentals available in local communities), water, snack/lunch, and helmet.

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    Focus on Acadia

    • Time: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Location: reservations required 207-288-8832
    Friday, August 5, 2016

    Bring your camera and learn valuable tips and techniques to capture our beauty. May include travel to various points on this easy walk/drive.

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    Shoreline Clean-up

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Frazer Point Picnic Area
    Monday, August 8, 2016

    Please join us for our monthly shoreline clean-ups at Schoodic this summer!

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    Cultural Connections: Hawk Henries

    • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Location: Blackwoods Campground Amphitheater
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    Hawk Henries, Nipmuck, Storytelling and music. Drop in; demonstrations and performances. For rain location: 207-288-3519

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    • Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Blackwoods Campground Amphitheater
    Sunday, August 14, 2016

    Penobscot Theater Company. Drop in; demonstrations and performances. For rain location: 207-288-3519

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    Blackwoods Evening Program

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Blackwoods Campground Amphitheater
    Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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

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    Stars Over Sand Beach

    • Time: 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    • Location: Sand Beach
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Sit back and learn about Acadia's amazing night sky. Dress warmly, bring something to lay on, and please minimize flashlight use to preserve night vision.

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    Seawall Evening Program

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Seawall Campground Amphitheater
    Thursday, August 18, 2016

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

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    The Gift of Acadia

    • Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Jordan Pond House, parking at MDI High School
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 27, 2016

    Join national leaders, park staff, and Acadia partners at Jordan Pond from 8:30 am to 10 am celebrating the co-centennial of the National Park Service and Acadia National Park.

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Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Phone:

(207) 288-3338
General information and questions. The phone is answered weekdays 8 am - 4:30 pm.

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