Mount Desert Island District
2-3 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.
2 hours, Location TBD, reservations required: Call 207-288-8832
Explore carriage roads on this comfortably-paced 3-4 mile (5-6.4 km) ride. Age 11+. Bring your own bike (rentals available in local communities), water, snack, and helmet.
3 hour, Carroll Homestead, Drop-in 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.
3 hours, location TBD, age 10+, reservations required: Call 207-288-8832. 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.
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.
Expect kid-focused fun and activities on scheduled dates and hours.
Beech Mountain Summit.
- Carroll Homestead • Funtastic Forest. Drop by for tree-mendous fun and activities learning about Acadia's forests.
- Sand Beach • Super Sand Sleuths. Explore all the things that make this sandy beach so unique. All ages.
- Seawall Picnic Area • Kids Rock. Sculpt, color and sketch to discover Acadia’s geologic story through art and exploration.
- Sieur de Monts Springs Nature Center • Wild Things. Run, jump and investigate to discover some of Acadia's amazing animal adaptations.
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.
1.5 to 2 hours, location TBD, reservations required: Call 207-288-8832 Challenge your senses and experience the mystery of Acadia after dark. Ages 8+.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dorr Museum of Natural History, College of the Atlantic
Drop by to get up close and personal with intertidal creatures and learn how to explore safely along the shore.