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Top 10 Winter Activities in our National Parks

February 9, 2010, 12:06 pm
While the spring and summer are both great times to visit your favorite national park, why not try taking advantage of all of the winter activities the park has to offer? The crowds are gone and the lots are empty, and you’ll find the perfect spot for peace, quiet ...

Acadia Gateway Center to be built

December 21, 2009, 9:41 am
By the summer of 2011, people driving to Mount Desert Island or Acadia National Park will be able to park their cars in Trenton and hop a bus to get to the island. Friday state, local, and federal officials broke ground on a new $14,000,000 intermodal facility in Trenton called ...

Bill targets sulfur in Maine heating fuels

December 10, 2009, 8:55 am
A group of state legislators hopes to clear the air — literally. Led by state Sen. Seth Goodall, D-Richmond, the lawmakers met with park officials and others Tuesday afternoon to announce that they intend to clear the air over Acadia and the rest of the state by reducing the amount of sulfur that ...

Acadia National Park 2010 passes on sale for half price

December 1, 2009, 10:24 am
Acadia National Park is holding their annual park pass sale, selling passes for half price. The sale starts on December 1st and will go through the 31st.  The passes will be on sale at the winter visitor center at park headquarters on the Eagle Lake Road on Route 233.  The center is ...

Enjoy the silence: Aircraft buffer mulled for Acadia National Park

October 26, 2009, 7:39 am
Concerned about the peace and quiet of this scenic venue being disturbed by low-flying aircraft, park officials are working on an air tour management plan that would regulate the ability of planes and helicopters to operate above and near the park. John Kelly, park planner for Acadia, said Friday that the park is trying ...

Park Palates: Jordan Pond House Popovers

September 3, 2009, 11:34 am
With dining traditions that date back to the late 1800s, Jordan Pond House isn’t just the only dining facility in Acadia National Park, it is the best dining facility! The teahouse was originally established to cater to the growing number of sophisticated summer visitors. Today, Jordan Pond House continues ...

Top 10 Leaf Peeping Destinations

September 3, 2009, 11:06 am
One of our favorite parts of autumn is beautiful change in foliage. From green to different shades of orange and red and yellow, trees in some places begin to change as early as late August. If you’re interested in some leaf peeping this fall, then plan a visit to ...

Night Sky Festival Comes to Acadia

September 3, 2009, 9:47 am
Savor some of the eastern United States’ last pristine night skies at the first ever Acadia Night Sky Festival. Located on Mount Desert Island, the festival is offering art, music, science, poetry and stargazing all under Acadia’s magical night sky.The five-day festival begins on Thursday, September 17 and runs through Monday, September 21, ...

Featured Park: Acadia National Park

September 3, 2009, 8:47 am
At Acadia National Park, located on the rock-bound Maine island of Mount Desert, you will find soaring granite cliffs butting up against sand and cobblestone beaches. Glacier-carved mountains rear up from the sea, cupping deep lakes in their valleys. Here, too, are meadowlands, marshes and dense evergreen forests. Everywhere, ...

Hurricane wave sweeps Maine spectators out to sea

August 24, 2009, 7:45 am
EDGARTOWN, Mass. — The U.S. Coast Guard says three people have been rescued after being swept out to sea by a rogue wave from Hurricane Bill at a park in Maine.Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Shane Coxon says a man, a woman and a 7-year-old girl were pulled ...

Acadia National Park kicks off HawkWatch

August 18, 2009, 8:28 am
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine (AP) —Acadia National Park's annual HawkWatch season kicks off this week when visitors join park staff and volunteers in collecting information about the falcons, hawks, eagles and ospreys that pass through the park each summer and fall.Each day from Wednesday through Oct. 14, volunteers and park ...

Filmmaker Burns Pays Visit To Acadia National Park

August 17, 2009, 8:08 am
Filmmaker Ken Burns says national parks evoke strong emotions for families, and he taps into them in his documentary about America’s national parks.Burns said during a visit to Maine’s Acadia National Park that the parks evoke “really powerful memories of families and these memories are as powerful as any they ...

Acadia's 2009 HawkWatch Begins

August 14, 2009, 7:44 am
Acadia National Park will begin its 15th annual HawkWatch season on Wednesday, August 19. Thousands of birds of prey, including falcons, hawks, ospreys and eagles, migrate through Acadia in the autumn. Each year thousands of park visitors join HawkWatch to see and learn more about these fascinating birds. HawkWatch will run from 9 a.m. ...

Canon Photography in the Parks heads to Acadia

August 11, 2009, 8:52 am
Join American Park Network and Canon at Acadia National Park to learn how to take better digital photographs at the FREE Photography in the Parks workshops.Beginners and seasoned photographers alike will benefit from the guidance and direction offered by our team of expert photographers, all while exploring the most ...

Precipice and Beech Cliffs and Precipice Trail Opened at Acadia

July 28, 2009, 7:04 am
The Precipice and Beech cliff areas and the Precipice Trail were opened on Tuesday July 28, 2009 at Acadia National Park, Superintendent Sheridan Steele announced today. The peregrine falcons that have occupied these nesting territories since March have successfully raised six fledglings. The trails were closed in late ...