Mount Desert Island District
From 1.5 to 2 hours, Sieur de Monts Springs. Join a ranger for an easy walk exploring phenology and how life in Acadia anticipates winter.
Carroll Homestead Open House
Carroll Homestead. Stop by to visit an 1800s farm home, hear family stories, and play pioneer games. Imagine what life was like for the generations who lived here.
2 hours, 1.4 mile (2.25 km) easy to moderate hike, Wonderland Parking Area, Ages 8+
. Question everything you know about darkness on this walk into the twilight.
1 hour, Blackwoods Campground Amphitheater, or Seawall Campround Amphitheater
. Check campground bulletin boards or visitor centers for a complete list of program topics. Parking area near the amphitheater accommodates non-campers.
Fire Tower Open House
Beech Mountain Summit.
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.
Cadillac North Ridge, 200 yards from the summit.
Weather and wind permitting, look for and learn about migrating raptors. Additional programs may be added when conditions are favorable for migration; follow us on facebook to find out when we'll be watching for migratory birds.
3 hours, 2 mile (3.2 km) moderate rocky hike, Sand Beach Parking Area
. Learn how to read the geologic and cultural story in Acadia's dramatic landscape.
1.5 to 2 hours, Compass Harbor parking area, 1 mile (1.6 mile) south of Bar Harbor on Rt. 3. (Look for orange cones.)
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.
Mr Rockefeller’s Bridges
2.5 hours, Parkman Mountain parking area
. Follow tree-lined carriage roads to explore the stories behind John D. Rockefeller Jr.’s gift to Acadia on this easy 1.5-mile (2.4 km) walk
Ocean Path Walk
3 hours, 2 mile (3.2 km) moderate hike, first unmarked parking area past Gorham Mountain Parking.
Become more familiar with this incredibly beautiful and diverse coastal area, probing more deeply into the forces and processes that make it what it is today.
From 1.5 to 3 hours, Location TBD, reservations required: Call 207-288-8832
. Learn about unique aspects of this island park. Length and difficulty varies, call for details.
Seabirds at Seawall
Seawall Picnic Area. Stop by to look for and learn about Acadia’s sea ducks and coastal birds.
Stars Over Sand Beach
1 hour, Sand Beach
. Sit back and learn about Acadia’s night sky. Dress warmly, bring something to lie on, and please minimize flashlight use to preserve night vision.