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Veazie's Point, Mt. Desert, Me. [now called Acadia National Park, Maine]

Veazie's Point, Mt. Desert, Me. [now called Acadia National Park, Main...

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Frensel lens Closeup at Bass Harbor Head Light Station

Frensel lens Closeup at Bass Harbor Head Light Station

The 1901 Frensel lens was covered with a red plastic surround for many years. In 2020, the United States Coast Guard removed the red plastic covering and put in a red LED light within the lens, so the beautiful... More

Dorr Woods - Old Bicycle Path - Lichen Covered Birch on left June 3, 1905

Dorr Woods - Old Bicycle Path - Lichen Covered Birch on left June 3, 1...

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Bay View from Old Farm with June Foliage

Bay View from Old Farm with June Foliage

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Dorr Woods - Old Bicycle Path - June 3, 1905

Dorr Woods - Old Bicycle Path - June 3, 1905

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Bay View from Old Farm - June 4, 1905

Bay View from Old Farm - June 4, 1905

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Bay View - North from Old Farm Porch

Bay View - North from Old Farm Porch

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Acadia national park - Air quality

Acadia national park - Air quality

Air quality in Acadia is heavily influenced by wind conditions and pollution from industrial states like Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Kingfisher (2 Young) - National Parks Gallery

Kingfisher (2 Young) - National Parks Gallery

Two young kingfishers perched on branch

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The Cadillac of Sunrises

The Cadillac of Sunrises

Enjoy a little solitude by hiking up one of the other summits for sunrise.

What do rangers do?

What do rangers do?

What do rangers do?

Beech Mountain Cliffs - National Parks Gallery

Beech Mountain Cliffs - National Parks Gallery

The view from Beech Cliffs is absolutely stunning.

Carriage road bridge - National Parks Gallery

Carriage road bridge - National Parks Gallery

Our volunteers help keep trails, paths, and carriage roads useable!

Arethusa (Close-Up) - National Parks Gallery
Acadia national park - Sunrise photography

Acadia national park - Sunrise photography

Learn about life out on Islesford at this museum.

Acadia national park - Icy Depths

Acadia national park - Icy Depths

Wayside on Schoodic Peninsula in Acadia National Park

Acadia national park - Learning more

Acadia national park - Learning more

At park science day we had a number of tables about different important science topics in the park.

National parks: Flicker - public domain image

National parks: Flicker - public domain image

A female flicker greeted us at Sieur de Monts.

Figure 2. Series of eight photos of night sky conditions at Acadia National Park

Figure 2. Series of eight photos of night sky conditions at Acadia Nat...

Figure 2. Visual simulations (eight photos) of night sky quality at Acadia National Park. These are panoramas of “light domes” as seen from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia. Image 1 (top) is a natural night sky base... More

Not a Typical Military Barracks

Not a Typical Military Barracks

Wayside on the Schoodic Peninsula in Acadia National Park

Ornamental Planting at the Jordan Pond House

Ornamental Planting at the Jordan Pond House

Although the flower beds at the Jordan Pond House lack historic significance, they provide a striking arrangement of perennials and annuals that add color through the summer.

Bat and bee houses can help support populations of pollinators.

Bat and bee houses can help support populations of pollinators.

At park science day we had a number of tables about different important science topics in the park.

Stormy stony beach. - National Parks Gallery

Stormy stony beach. - National Parks Gallery

Stormy skies over a cobblestone beach.

Acadia National Park - National Parks Gallery

Acadia National Park - National Parks Gallery

Education Specialist Alexa Pezzano virtually reached more than 1,700 schoolchildren Monday through Acadia's first-ever Field Trip Zoom programs about adaptations of inter-tidal sea creatures. The pilot effort c... More

Hi tiny boat! - National Parks Gallery

Hi tiny boat! - National Parks Gallery

Sunrise light provides opportunities for some amazing photography!

Gull Herring (Immature) - National Parks Gallery

Gull Herring (Immature) - National Parks Gallery

Immature Gull Herring perched on rock near shore

On the water - National Parks Gallery

On the water - National Parks Gallery

Enjoy Acadia from the water on one of the many boat programs!

Acadia national park - Kevin Schneider

Acadia national park - Kevin Schneider

Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider welcomed our new and old science partners during the opening ceremonies.

Sunrise on Ocean Drive

Sunrise on Ocean Drive

A short hike from a very busy Sand Beach, Great Head can give you perspective back on The Beehive and the cove.

Ribbon Cutting - Sieur de Monts Nature Center

Ribbon Cutting - Sieur de Monts Nature Center

We are excited to debut our new climate science exhibits at Sieur de Monts Nature Center.

National parks: Peregrines! - public domain image

National parks: Peregrines! - public domain image

Here in the park we monitor peregrine falcon populations as they nest and come back from being endangered.

Acadia national park - Beautiful forests

Acadia national park - Beautiful forests

This cutie lives near Sieur de Monts.

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Acadia national park - Exploring digitally

Acadia national park - Exploring digitally

Friends of Acadia hosts an "Acadia Quest" every year.

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Weather's a-brewing - National Parks Gallery

Weather's a-brewing - National Parks Gallery

What does our changing ocean temperatures and weird winters tell us about what's to come?

Leave No Trace - National Parks Gallery

Leave No Trace - National Parks Gallery

Help protect the park for future generations by always following Leave No Trace practices.

Becky Cole-Will - National Parks Gallery

Becky Cole-Will - National Parks Gallery

Becky Cole-Will, Chief of Science and Resource Management, spoke at the opening ceremonies.

Site Plan for the Jordan Pond House cultural landscape

Site Plan for the Jordan Pond House cultural landscape

A site plan drawing for the Jordan Pond House cultural landscape, from the Cultural Landscape Inventory park report.

Acadia national park - David Shaw

Acadia national park - David Shaw

David Shaw produced a fantastic film about park science called Second Century Stewardship: Science beyond the scenery in Acadia National Park.

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Acadia national park - Mark Berry

Acadia national park - Mark Berry

Schoodic Institute is our amazing science partner.

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Beech Mountain Fire Tower Open House

Beech Mountain Fire Tower Open House

Visitors wait to climb the stairs and take in the view from atop the fire tower on Beech Mountain.

Ribbon Cutting - Green Rides

Ribbon Cutting - Green Rides

New alternative fuel vehicles will help the park lessen our environmental impacts.

What do rangers do?

What do rangers do?

What do rangers do?

20140603 Frogs and Tadpole 04

20140603 Frogs and Tadpole 04

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Acadia national park - 20140604 Birds04

Acadia national park - 20140604 Birds04

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National parks: Invasives! - public domain image

National parks: Invasives! - public domain image

Emerald ash borers and other invasive pests threaten our native trees and other plants.

Acadia national park - Driftwood sunset

Acadia national park - Driftwood sunset

In the soft light of sunset the photographer's world is alit!

Just keep swimming - National Parks Gallery

Just keep swimming - National Parks Gallery

Ranger Michael explains how we monitor fish and the current project to replace road culverts to allow fish to pass through to breeding areas.

Low tide rocks - National Parks Gallery

Low tide rocks - National Parks Gallery

Low tide uncovers a whole new world.

Awww baby squirrel - National Parks Gallery

Awww baby squirrel - National Parks Gallery

The Porcupine Islands dot across Frenchman Bay.

View of the Jordan Pond House cultural landscape

View of the Jordan Pond House cultural landscape

A view from the Jordan Pond House includes the tea lawn, social paths, low blueberry thickets, and Jordan Pond. The Bubbles can be seen in the distance.

Who's excited for new exhibits?

Who's excited for new exhibits?

On Park Science Day we celebrated the grand opening of the new climate science exhibits at Sieur de Monts Nature Center.

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Trails of the Jordan Pond House landscape

Trails of the Jordan Pond House landscape

Historic circulation systems associated with the Jordan Pond House landscape have played a role in the development of the area. Here, the social trail on the left follows the edge of the historic tea lawn, and... More

View from Cadillac - National Parks Gallery

View from Cadillac - National Parks Gallery

Each year loon pairs nest along the ponds and lakes in Acadia.

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HFCA 1607_NPS Equipment_119.jpg

NPS ranger, Warren A. William[s] talking into a walkie talkie in Acadia National Park.

U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service/ Frenchman and Blue Hill Bay and Approaches/ Part of the Master Plan Acadia National Park

U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service/ Frenchman and B...

Nautical chart of Maine coast, Mount Desert Island, and surrounding islands (Swans Island, Long Island, Great Cranberry Island, and Islesford). Chart includes a notes panel along right side which details the bo... More

Acadia national park - Exploring Schoodic

Acadia national park - Exploring Schoodic

Wayside on the Schoodic Peninsula in Acadia National Park

Acadia national park - Islesford Life

Acadia national park - Islesford Life

While learning about life from Islesford one can look back across the bay at Mount Desert Island.

Rush Holt from AAAS

Rush Holt from AAAS

The American Association for the Advancement of Science joined in partnership with the park and Schoodic Institute to explore science in the park.

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HFCA 1607_People Volume 1_244.jpg

NPS employee talking to visitors in the intertidal zone in Acadia National Park.

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HFCA 1607_NPS Equipment_118.jpg

NPS ranger, Warren A. William[s] talking into a walkie talkie in Acadia National Park.

National parks: Weeeeeeee! - public domain image

National parks: Weeeeeeee! - public domain image

Though absolutely tiny here, Egg Rock Light guides the way for many vessels through dense fog, as seen on this beautiful sunrise morning.

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Footsteps Before You - National Parks Gallery

Footsteps Before You - National Parks Gallery

Wayside on the Schoodic Peninsula in Acadia National Park

What small steps can we take to make it better?

What small steps can we take to make it better?

At park science day we had a number of tables about different important science topics in the park.

Acadia national park - David MacDonald

Acadia national park - David MacDonald

David MacDonald, President and CEO of Friends of Acadia, spoke at the opening ceremonies.

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Bates Memorial Plaque, Acadia National Park

Bates Memorial Plaque, Acadia National Park

Bates Memorial Plaque, Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park - National Parks Gallery

Acadia National Park - National Parks Gallery

Students from the Island Institute, schools from six islands off the coast of Maine, went on a hike last week with an education ranger above Sand Beach in Acadia National Park. Students compare and contrast bea... More

A great team! - National Parks Gallery

A great team! - National Parks Gallery

College of the Atlantic is one of our great partners!

Summit to Sea - National Parks Gallery

Summit to Sea - National Parks Gallery

Wayside on the Schoodic Peninsula in Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park - National Parks Gallery

Acadia National Park - National Parks Gallery

Cadillac Star Party, Acadia Night Skies Festival, 23 Sept 2017.

Green Frog in Water

Green Frog in Water

Green frog swimming in water

The better we understand how human development changes the world around us, the better we can lessen the negative impacts we have.

The better we understand how human development changes the world aroun...

At park science day we had a number of tables about different important science topics in the park.

Acadia national park - Foggy Sunrise

Acadia national park - Foggy Sunrise

The hike to the top of Beech Mountain is well worth the beautiful views!

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Civilian Conservation Corps Plaque
Acadia National Park

Civilian Conservation Corps Plaque Acadia National Park

Civilian Conservation Corps Plaque Acadia National Park

Acadia national park - Loon pair

Acadia national park - Loon pair

Sunrise along Ocean Drive can be absolutely magnificent.

Sunrise from the Beehive

Sunrise from the Beehive

We spy, with our little eye, the Margaret Todd through the fog!

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National parks: NPS_LDD_Jacobson - public domain image

"US Park Ranger Jacobson was shot and killed while searching for poachers in the Schoodic Peninsula section of Acadia National Park. After exiting his patrol car he was struck in the abdomen by rifle fire. A su... More

20140603 Frogs 01 - National Parks Gallery

20140603 Frogs 01 - National Parks Gallery

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20140607 Bird 01 - National Parks Gallery

20140607 Bird 01 - National Parks Gallery

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Acadia national park - 20140604 Birds05

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Beech Mountain Fire Tower

Beech Mountain Fire Tower

Looks just like a pastel, doesn't it?

What crosses boundaries? - National Parks Gallery

What crosses boundaries? - National Parks Gallery

Though our park boundary changes from time to time, animals and plants cross the boundary daily. How does science influence our larger community?

Islesford Historical Museum - National Parks Gallery

Islesford Historical Museum - National Parks Gallery

Frogs love living in the freshwater marshes around Sieur de Monts.

Green your ride! - National Parks Gallery

Green your ride! - National Parks Gallery

Erin Russell-Story (Clean Cities Northeast Regional Manager, U.S. Department of Energy), Benjamin Lake (Coordinator, Maine Clean Communities) and Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider spoke at the ribbon cutting ... More

Dorr Memorial Plaque - National Parks Gallery

Dorr Memorial Plaque - National Parks Gallery

Dorr Memorial Plaque at Sur de Mont

Richardson's Owl (Captive) - National Parks Gallery
National parks: Fires - public domain image

National parks: Fires - public domain image

Prescribed burns help return nutrients to the soils and work to prevent larger more damaging fires.

Acadia national park - Bats galore!

Acadia national park - Bats galore!

Bats and other animals are protected in the park.

Sunrise from the Beehive

Sunrise from the Beehive

Early morning hikers can enjoy some solitude at sunrise from the tops of mountains like the Beehive.

Acadia national park - Misty island

Acadia national park - Misty island

Check out Acadia from the water to really appreciate the story of glaciers.

National parks: Froggy - public domain image

National parks: Froggy - public domain image

Fog often covers our view first thing in the morning.

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