Category Archives: things to see and do

Hope springs eternal for springtime in Acadia

Deep snow may still cover parts of Acadia National Park as the first day of spring approaches, but surely it can’t be long before birdsong fills the air, flowers and trees bud and the park rouses from its wintry slumber. Springtime in Acadia is an uncrowded paradise, perfect for hikers, birders, plant aficionados, bicyclists, runners, […]

Acadia Centennial year nears end with volunteer day, time capsule

The summer crowds are gone, fall foliage just a memory, but the Acadia Centennial celebration continues with Take Pride in Acadia Day on Nov. 5, with volunteers getting carriage roads ready for winter, and Acadia Bicentennial Time Capsule dedication on Dec. 10.

Jordan Pond a special fall experience at Acadia National Park

One in a series of historic trail highlights celebrating the Acadia Centennial The path around Jordan Pond is an ideal hike for any time of year but it is especially beautiful in the fall. The fall colors around Jordan Pond are spectacular if you catch them at peak, as we did on Saturday, Oct. 15. We especially […]

Bar Island Trail one of a kind in Acadia National Park

bar island trail

One in a series of historic trail highlights leading up to the Acadia Centennial The Bar Island Trail is one of a kind in Acadia National Park. The wooded, rocky island can only be reached at low tide each day, starting at a sand bar that begins at the end of Bridge Street in Bar […]

Acadia fall foliage just one highlight of rest of Centennial year

The days are shorter, the nights chillier, and Acadia fall foliage is getting ready to put on its spectacular color show. The season to visit Acadia National Park has been gradually getting longer, and this year, Centennial events promise to make the fall – and even winter – busier than ever. With about 100 days left in the […]

Running in Acadia National Park a real and virtual delight

acadia virtual runs

Scaling the Goat Trail and jumping off low rock ledges, Kristy Sharp discovered a new loop over the weekend for running in Acadia National Park, along Norumbega Mountain. “Not one of my usual routes but it will likely go on my rotation. It was great!!” said Sharp, a certified personal trainer in Southwest Harbor, in […]

School spirit and the Orange and Black Path in Acadia National Park

One in a series of historic hiking trail highlights in honor of the Acadia Centennial When Princeton professor Rudolph E. Brunnow designed this intricate path up the east face of Champlain in the early 1900s, he was apparently as passionate about the trail as his university, since he named it after his school’s colors. In honor […]

Trails of history, adventures in Acadia, run through Orono

ORONO. – Carrying a map of Maine’s Ice Age Trail that he helped create, Harold W. Borns, Jr., shared some incredible stories about Acadia National Park geology during a recent Centennial event at the Dirigo Pines Retirement Community. His friend Joan Netland brought some amazing memories from decades ago, of adventures in Acadia when she was a young […]

Camping in Acadia National Park? Ask Acadia on My Mind!

Latest installment in the Ask Acadia on My Mind! Q&As. Thanks to Steve and Janet, Anna, and Jaymi for the variations on the theme of camping in Acadia National Park. Answer includes info about biking, hiking, RV rules, where to swim, and where to get lobster.