Things To Do

Park Ranger Programs • May 24 to Jun 3

Wed May 24

10 am • Islesford Scenic and Historic Cruise

Thu May 25

10 am • Islesford Scenic and Historic Cruise

Fri May 26

9 am to noon • Peregrine Falcon Watch
10 am • Islesford Scenic and Historic Cruise
2 pm • Frenchman Bay Cruise

Sat May 27

9 am to noon • Peregrine Falcon Watch
2 pm • Frenchman Bay Cruise

Sun May 28

9 am to noon • Peregrine Falcon Watch
10 am • Islesford Scenic and Historic Cruise
2 pm • Frenchman Bay Cruise

Mon May 29

9 am to noon • Peregrine Falcon Watch
10 am • Islesford Scenic and Historic Cruise
2 pm • Frenchman Bay Cruise

Tue May 30

Ranger Training: No Programs

Wed May 31

10 am • Islesford Scenic and Historic Cruise
2 pm • Frenchman Bay Cruise

Thu Jun 1

10 am • Islesford Scenic and Historic Cruise

Fri Jun 2

10 am • Islesford Scenic and Historic Cruise
2 pm • Frenchman Bay Cruise

Sat Jun 3

9 am to noon • Peregrine Falcon Watch
2 pm • Frenchman Bay Cruise
 



Program Descriptions

 

Acadia’s Birds

2 hours, Location TBD, reservations required: Call 207-288-8832
Find, identify, and discuss some of Acadia’s most fascinating birds on this easy walk. Bring binoculars.
 

Baker Island Cruise

5 hours, Harbor Place, 1 West Street, Bar Harbor (Starts mid-May)
Explore beautiful Baker Island on a moderate hike, viewing historic homesteads, a lighthouse, and geology. $49 adults, $27 children 6–14, $9 children age 5 and under. (207) 288-2386 www.barharborwhales.com
 

Bike with a Ranger

2 hours, Location TBD, reservations required: Call 207-288-8832
Explore carriage roads on this 3-4 mile (5-6.4 km) ride at a comfortable pace. Age 11+. Bring your own bike (rentals available in local communities), water, snack, and helmet.
 

Blackwoods Evening Program

1 hour, Blackwoods Campground Amphitheater
Program topics vary. A parking area near the amphitheater accommodates non-campers.
 

Carroll Homestead Open House

3 hour, Carroll Homestead Between 10 am and 1 pm
Visit an 1800s farm home, hear family stories, and play pioneer games. Imagine what life was like for the generations who lived here
 

Fire Tower Open House

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

Frenchman Bay Cruise

2 hours, Bar Harbor Inn Pier
Climb aboard a schooner and hoist sails in search of wildlife and history. $42 adults, $39 seniors (65+), $32 ages 6–11, $7 ages 2–5, infants free. Group rates (15+) are available. (207) 288-4585 www.downeastwindjammer.com
 

Islesford Historic and Scenic Cruise

2 hours 45 minutes, Municipal Pier, Northeast Harbor
Explore the connections between people and the sea with a visit to the Islesford Historical Museum on Little Cranberry Island. $31 adults, $29 seniors (65+), $18 ages 5–11, $7 ages under 5. (207) 276-5352 www.cruiseacadia.com
 

Junior Ranger Table

Hulls Cove Visitor Center
Stop by the Junior Ranger table at the Hulls Cove Visitor Center with your completed book and get sworn in by a park ranger.

 

Knowing the Night

2 hours, Location TBD, reservations required: Call 207-288-8832
Challenge your senses and experience the mystery of Acadia after dark. Ages 8+.
 

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.
 

Peregrine Falcon Watch

Precipice Trail parking area (Usually mid-May through July)
Drop by during program hours to observe a peregrine falcon nest on the cliffs of Champlain Mountain through viewing scopes, weather permitting.
 

Ranger’s Choice

From 1.5 to 2.5 hours, Location TBD, reservations required: Call 207-288-8832
Learn about one of the unique aspects of this island park on a 2-mile (3.2-km) easy to moderate walk. Difficulty varies, call for details.
 

Seawall Evening Program

1 hour, Seawall Campground Amphitheater
Program topics vary. A parking area near the amphitheater accommodates non-campers.
 

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.
 

Touch Tank

Dorr Museum of Natural History, College of the Atlantic
Get up close and personal with intertidal creatures and learn how to safely explore along the shore.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Phone:

(207) 288-3338

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