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Canon Photography in the Parks’ Final Stop: Acadia

August 14, 2012, 10:30 am
What better way to end summer than by basking in the beauty of Acadia National Park? There’s one more chance to take advantage of the Canon Photography in the Parks Program. Presented by Canon U.S.A. and American Park Network, the free, hands-on photo and video workshops conclude in Acadia ...

10 Great Kids Activities at National Parks

March 9, 2012, 2:34 pm
Whether it is this weekend or any weekend, America’s national parks offer endless activities the whole family can enjoy. Here are ten fun-packed national park adventures for kids and families: Acadia National Park, Maine Sea-life bingo keeps youngsters excited tallying green sea urchins, orange sea stars, and other curious marine creatures that reside ...

Acadia Night Sky Festival Kicks off Sept. 22nd

September 14, 2011, 6:55 am
By Heather Crowley This year marks the 3rd annual Acadia Night Sky Festival. The festival will run from September 22 to 26, 2011 in Bar Harbor, ME. From concerts to photography lessons to hikes, the festival is sure to help you explore the night sky in new ways. Acadia National ...

Park Palates: Blueberry-Thyme Muffins

August 23, 2011, 8:54 am
This recipe for Blueberry-Thyme Muffins, a slightly savory—and delicious—twist on the original, comes from Maine Classics: More Than 150 Delicious Recipes from Down East. In Maine it’s hard to run out of things to put blueberries into and the flavor of thyme goes so perfectly with the sweet, earthy blueberry. ...

Bring the flavors of Down East into your Kitchen with Maine Classics

August 23, 2011, 8:45 am
We all love the flavors of Maine. And the good news for all of us who are longing to evoke memories of a recent trip to Acadia and Bar Harbor—or to inspire a Maine vacation—is that there is a new way to bring those amazing flavors into your kitchen. Maine ...

Explore National Parks by Taking the Shuttle

June 16, 2011, 10:21 am
Vacations are meant to be relaxing, not spent in traffic. If you are planning to visit a national park during peak season, consider taking a shuttle. Not only do you avoid the hassle of driving, but you’re helping reduce emissions and noise in the park.   Acadia National Park From late June ...

Species Spotlight: Moose

March 10, 2011, 9:50 am
When traveling to Alaska, most visitors will spend time going wildlife watching. One of the most popular animals to search for is the moose. Making their home across nearly the entire state, the animals can be spotted year round. Some of the largest moose in the world call Denali ...

Acadia Night Sky Festival Begins September 9, 2010

September 9, 2010, 12:59 pm
Two small slivers of glass—nestled in a tube the length of a person’s arm—changed the way we see the universe. Last year, 2009, marked the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s use of a telescope to investigate the starry skies. In 1609, aided by a simple telescope, Galileo recorded his observations ...

The Heart of Acadia

August 18, 2010, 7:34 am
Downeast Magazine's September 2010 edition features a great article about the making of Acadia National Park. Here's a sampling: John D. Rockefeller, Jr., didn’t much care for the automobile. While his affluent peers in turn-of-the-century New York City were eager to get behind the wheel of the first cars, he ...

Top Ten Water Parks

August 6, 2010, 11:37 am
In an effort to keep you nice and cool during the dog days of summer, we’ve come up with ten of the best places to kick off your shoes, enjoy the scenery and relax. Each of these parks offers exceptional opportunities for swimming, kayaking, rafting and boating; all that’s ...

Oh, Ranger! Story Tour: Update #2

August 6, 2010, 11:15 am
Our team of Oh, Ranger! Story Tour ambassadors is still on the road, collecting stories about our national parks. I spoke to our lead ambassador, Abe, the other day to get the inside scoop on the team’s latest adventures. Over the past few weeks, they were collecting stories at Yosemite ...

Free Digital Photo and Video Workshops in Acadia and Bar Harbor

July 22, 2010, 9:49 am
Visitors Can Learn From the Pros While Using the most advanced Digital SLRs with Full HD Join American Park Network and Canon in Acadia and Bar Harbor to learn how to take better digital photos and videos at the FREE Photography in the Parks workshops. Participants will learn from professional photographers ...

Weekend Getaway: Acadia National Park

July 12, 2010, 9:14 am
In Maine’s Acadia National Park, you can experience in one day what some people won’t in a lifetime: a cruise on a boat to a lushly forested island, a ride in a horse-drawn carriage over historic, broken- stone roads, and an evening sunset atop Cadillac Mountain – the highest ...

Acadia Park gun law changes

July 12, 2010, 8:26 am
A new law goes in to effect Monday that will change the firearms law at Acadia National Park. But the law isn't sitting well with some gun advocates. Earlier this year, a federal law went into effect, allowing guns in national parks and wildlife refuges. Under that law, states are permitted ...

Top 10 Indoor Activities at our National Parks

March 17, 2010, 7:22 am
While the majority of activities at our public lands are meant to be enjoyed in the great outdoors, there are also fun and educational opportunities to be had under a roof. The next time you feel like getting out of the sun and/or the rain for a few hours, ...