Acadia National Park, Maine

People are attracted toward Maine's rough coastline today just as they've always been. People with the foresight in the early 1900's donated the area that evolved into Acadia National Park Acadia has a wide variety of wildlife and plants as well as being home to the highest peak on the east coast. Nowadays tourists go to Acadia to explore early buggy routes, climb mountains, and to relax and appreciate the landscape.

Acadia National Park Info


Acadia National Park

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News

Hazard Trees To Be Removed To Protect Visitors, Roadway, and Power Line

Cutting of hazard trees in Acadia National Park along Sargeant Drive, Northeast Harbor will occur mid February through May 15, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.- 5 p.m., with traffic reduced to one-lane occasionally when necessary. The primary focus of the work will be a 1.2 mile section of Sargeant Drive, between about 0.1 mile south of the Suminsby Park entrance and about 1 mile north of the Northeast Harbor Golf Club driveway, to remove trees that pose a risk to a person or property (e.g. power line and roadway). Acadia National Park conducts its larger tree cutting projects in the winter months, to avoid harming the Northern Long-Eared Bat, which was listed to the Endangered Species Act after its number declined significantly due to White Nose Syndrome. The bats use the trees in Acadia to roost and raise their young during the spring, summer, and fall months.

National Park Service offers summer teacher fellowships at Acadia National Park

The National Park Service (NPS) is recruiting six Acadia Teacher Fellows to spend the summer learning about Acadia National Park’s diverse natural and cultural resources, and ways to protect them. Teachers will be selected to work on Mount Desert Island and at Schoodic Point. Acadia National Park invites full-time, K-12 public classroom school teachers to apply online by March 1.

JK Putnam Named Winner of 2019 Entrance Pass Photo Contest

The National Park Service has selected a photograph by J.K. Putnam of Southwest Harbor, Maine, as the winner of Acadia National Park’s 2019 annual entrance pass contest. The photograph portrays a pair of barred owls photographed in Acadia National Park. The photograph will appear on thousands of annual entrance passes purchased by visitors from all over the country. As a show of thanks, Mr. Putnam will receive credit for his photograph and a 2019 Acadia Annual Pass displaying his winning photo.

Acadia National Park Photos

Bass Harbor Head

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Bass Harbor Head

February Southwest Harbor

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February Southwest Harbor

Ken Is Lichen It_27A8066

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Ken Is Lichen It_27A8066

Why the title? Because when we were walking around and I asked Ken what he thought, he said "I'm lichen it." Very punny bro. I did this in black and white as in color, it was just too much of a green monochrome. Well, it's just a shot of some trees with lichen in front of some grasses, and is what it is. The light was very flat, so I dodged and burned this to give it depth.
Acadia National Park, Maine, USA, October 2018

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Caitlin + Earth #6: Acadia National Park, Jessup Path

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Caitlin + Earth #6: Acadia National Park, Jessup Path

Caitlin + Earth #6: Acadia National Park, Jessup Path

This photo is from August 2018 when we visited Acadia National Park. Jessup Path is right by the Sieur De Monts visitor center, and features an elevated boardwalk that cuts through a birch forest. We walked the trail right around dusk on a mostly cloudy day after everyone else had already left.

Ken's Creek_27A8076

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That's not really the creek's the name, but I chauffeured my brother Ken and his wife Laura around the park that day, so thus the name. They just happened to be on a cruise to Bar Harbor the same day I was visiting Maine. We saw this scene of a roadside creek with an interesting tree trunk behind us after shooting a stone bridge. Remember to get low Ken, and quit taking so many selfies! It was good times that day. Acadia National Park, Maine, USA, October 2018

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Cold Day

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Cold Day

Bass Harbor Lighthouse in Maine

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Bass Harbor Lighthouse in Maine

The historic Bass Harbor Lighthouse at Acadia National Park in Maine.

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Dawn in Maine

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Dawn in Maine

Schoodic Point Blues Pass By

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Schoodic Point Blues Pass By

Blue Hour in Acadia

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Blue Hour in Acadia

Lighthouse at Bass Head Harbor in Maine

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Lighthouse at Bass Head Harbor in Maine

The rocky coastline below Bass Head Harbor Lighthouse on Mount Desert Island in Maine.

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Sunrise, Cadillac Mountain

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Sunrise, Cadillac Mountain

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Star Trails At Thunder Hole_27A7791

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This is a single 50 minute exposure. It was a clear night, early in the morning. I walked down in the Thunder Hole area when the tide was out to get a different perspective, and found this spot with some seaweed on the foreground rock. To light the landscape, I used the little L.E.D. headlamp set up to the left.

After taking a 30 second shot to get the second exposure, I did the math to determine an hour long exposure. Well, at 30 minutes into, the tide was approaching pretty quickly, and at 50 minutes, I was starting to stand in water, so it was time to pack up and get back on dry land. I'm pretty sure no one has ever tried this shot since it's under water most of the time. Acadia National Park, Maine, USA, October 2018

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Mist above the lake

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Mist above the lake

Acadia Sunrise

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Acadia Sunrise

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Ice Fishing

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Ice Fishing

Snowy Dock

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Snowy Dock

Schoodic Point

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Schoodic Point

Mist & Magenta

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Mist & Magenta

Autumn colors on Cadillac Mountain

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Autumn colors on Cadillac Mountain

Sunrise, Acadia