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Maine's Rugged Bold Coast a Hidden Jewel

August 20, 2008, 9:26 am
Hikers who perch atop a nearly 100-foot rock cliff that plunges to the crashing surf below are greeted by a spectacular vista with no signs of civilization, perhaps the same scene that caught the eyes of European explorers who passed by these shores 400 years ago. From Pulpit Rock, we ...

Adorama Photographs America: Acadia National Park

August 18, 2008, 12:24 pm
Acadia was the first National Park to be created east of the Mississippi river and despite being relatively small (around 40,000 acres) it's one of the most visited of all the National Parks. Not too surprising since it's the only National Park in New England and it's within a ...


August 15, 2008, 8:30 am
The deluge of rainfall that has made Vacationland feel more like Waterworld this summer has done more than ruin vacation plans. It's damaged trails used for hiking, biking and horseback riding throughout the state -- so much so that some parks are beginning to restrict their ...

22 Great Things For Kids To Do At Acadia National Park

August 6, 2008, 9:00 am
Friends of mine from New York have taken their two boys, 8 and 11, out of school for a year to travel the world. Since their dad is the former publisher of National Geographic Kids, they have a pretty wonderful itinerary. I’m pleased to say that Acadia National Park ...

Acadia Park Chief to Speak On “No Child Left Inside”

July 31, 2008, 10:33 am
WINTER HARBOR — Acadia National Park Superintendent Sheridan Steele will speak at the “2nd Saturday” lecture series at the Moore Auditorium on the campus of the Schoodic Education and Research Center on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. The title of Steele’s presentation is “Mother Nature Knows Best: No ...

Cliffs closed after massive rock fall

July 29, 2008, 9:01 am
ACADIA NAT’L PARK — A rockslide involving boulders larger than some cars has indefinitely closed ocean-side climbing areas at Otter Cliffs. Park officials must decide where and what kind of anchor to install in order to make the area safe for climbing, said ranger Stuart West. When the park’s two ...

Acadia National Park: Park rangers dislodge pickup-size boulder

July 22, 2008, 8:07 am
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine - Park rangers dislodged a potentially dangerous pickup truck-size boulder from Otter Cliff on Saturday, park officials reported. "It was a precariously balancing boulder," said Stuart West of the National Park Service. "It was held in place by each end only. Daylight was visible behind the ...

“Eco-resort” Proponents to Make Their Case at Winter Harbor Meeting

May 8, 2008, 4:44 pm
Who are these guys?That’s among the questions swirling around a proposed “conservation community” that calls for development of 3,200 acres in Winter Harbor and Gouldsboro that abut Schoodic Point. That and other questions may be answered at a public meeting to be held in Winter Harbor at the Peninsula School ...

House approves Acadia funds

April 29, 2008, 3:19 pm
The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a bill that would allow Acadia National Park to acquire more land and build a station on the mainland from which to bus visitors to Mount Desert Island.The provisions are included in a larger natural resources bill, which the Senate approved earlier ...

Hundreds of volunteers turn out for annual Acadia park cleanup

April 28, 2008, 12:01 pm
Every April, hundreds of volunteers take to the streets and roads of Mount Desert Island, sacrificing a few precious Saturday hours to preserve the beauty around Maine’s only national park. About 400 volunteers split into small teams spent several hours canvassing nearly 150 miles on MDI and the Schoodic ...