Tag Archives: things-to-see-and-do

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 […]

First-ever virtual running of MDI Marathon to mark Acadia Centennial

For the first time ever, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Acadia National Park, runners and walkers anywhere in the world can join virtual runs of the Mount Desert Island Marathon and Half Marathon, and earn a special Acadia Centennial Medallion. The MDI Marathon and Half Marathon – Acadia100 Virtual Edition is a special […]

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 […]

Top 5 things to see and do for first-time visitors to Acadia National Park

cadillac mountain

If you’re first-time visitors to Acadia National Park this Centennial year, you’ll soon see why generations of families, artists, millionaires and even presidents have been lured by the magnificent scenery. The first national park east of the Mississippi, and still the Northeast’s only such park, Acadia boasts about 155 miles of hiking trails, from easy ocean […]

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.

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.

Endangered falcons take the stage at Acadia National Park

Endangered falcons gave birth to 11 chicks this year at Acadia National Park and now are putting on a show for hundreds of visitors to the park. On Saturday alone, about 160 people stopped to catch the action of  the state-listed endangered falcons  at a “peregrine watch” site in the Precipice Trail parking area below a […]