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Running in Acadia National Park a real and virtual delight

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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 […]

New Acadia National Park hiking group open to all

AT LOW TIDE ON THE SAND BAR TO BAR ISLAND – If not for their shared passion for Acadia National Park hiking trails, these very different people might never have met: A teacher, a ranger, a park volunteer, a personal trainer and a blogger. Here they were, hiking together as a group for the first […]

Acadia Peaks Grand Tour: 7 days and 48 miles to hike all summits

Another in a series of “Ask Acadia on My Mind!” Q&As. How many peaks is it possible to connect together in one day? We want to hike all of them when we arrive in September. Thank you. – Bonnie Jean Dear Bonnie Jean, that’s an ambitious goal to do what we like to call the Grand Tour of Acadia Peaks.

Meaning of the Trek, in the year of the Acadia Centennial

Roger and Julie Grindle of Hancock joined a virtual 100-mile Acadia Centennial Trek at the perfect time, with Roger having just retired, and the both of them wanting to walk more to stay fit. They just completed their 100th mile on Ocean Path last week and have the finisher’s medal to prove it. Bob and Helena […]

Acadia Triple Crown: Run, walk for park, a cause – and bling!

Call it the Acadia Triple Crown: Join the free year-long virtual Acadia Centennial Trek to celebrate the park, do a real-life race to raise funds or give back to community in other ways, and reward yourself with a special medal. Or maybe create your own family or friends Summer Olympics with an event or activity […]

Springtime blossoms with things to see and do in Acadia National Park

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The peregrine falcons have returned to nest, the rhodora and lady’s slippers are within weeks of blooming, and Acadia National Park is getting ready to open the Park Loop Road for visitors. It’s springtime in Acadia, a season of rebirth and renewal. And making this spring even more worth looking forward to: The Acadia Centennial, […]

Trail magic casts its spell on Acadia National Park hiking trails, virtual race

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There’s trail magic in Acadia National Park, and it shows up in the most wonderful ways. Just last week, 2 hikers who might never have crossed paths except for the virtual 100-mile Acadia Centennial Trek – an official event to mark the park’s 100th anniversary – climbed together for the first time on the Acadia […]

Acadia virtual race draws international field of runners, hikers, walkers

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Sidelined by pneumonia for a few weeks, Jennifer VanDongen of Bar Harbor was behind in training for her 4th Boston Marathon. Then came the first-ever 100-mile virtual Acadia Centennial Trek, launched last month to celebrate the park’s 100th anniversary. “This Trek was a great motivator!” said VanDongen, outdoor track coach for Mount Desert Island High […]

Off to the virtual races! Strong start to 100-mile Acadia virtual race

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The first-ever Acadia Centennial Trek, a free virtual 100-mile race to help celebrate Acadia’s 100th anniversary, jumped into action on the Leap Day of Feb. 29, with dozens of participants strong out of the gate. And Gary Allen, founder and director of the Mount Desert Island Marathon, and the man who’s single-handedly helping to revive Millinocket with a […]

Ready, set, go! Virtual Acadia Centennial Trek about to start

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On your marks! The starting pistol is about to go off for the first-ever Acadia Centennial Trek, a free virtual race that begins at the top of Cadillac and takes you 100 miles over mountains, on carriage roads, and along parts of the Mount Desert Island Marathon and Acadia Half Marathon. Whether you run, hike, walk or step-count […]