For Kids

Woman and child crouch to explore among rocks

Photo courtesy of Madison Bowman @theamericanfieldtrip. Used with permission.


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Junior Ranger Station

Now located at Carroll Homestead, just south of Echo Lake
Mid-June to Labor Day, 11 am to 2 pm Tue through Sat
Stop by the Junior Ranger Station at Carroll Homestead with your completed book and take the Junior Ranger oath.

Take a Ranger-Guided Boat Cruise

Four different Ranger-Guided Boat Cruises are offered during the season. Touch real sea life brought up from the ocean floor; search for seals, porpoises, and bird life; and explore island life and maritime history. Cruises vary from 2 hours to 4.5 hours.

Visit the Nature Center

Hands-on exhibits to help you uncover the secretes behind how the park manages its plants and animals. What kinds of birds are found in the park? In which habitat can you find snakes or frogs? Visit the Nature Center at Sieur de Monts Spring to find out.

Play in the Sand

Sand Beach is one of only two sandy ocean beaches on Mount Desert Island. If the water there is too cold for you, only 55 F (13 C) at best, try Echo Lake Beach on Route 102 north of Southwest Harbor.

Go for a Hike or Bike Ride

Acadia has 125 miles (201 km) of Hiking Trails and 45 miles (72 km) of winding carriage roads for walking or Bicycling

Last updated: February 15, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


(207) 288-3338

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