Articles by Aimee Church


Acadia National Park Poet Laureate named

By Aimee Church on Jan. 26, 2016, at 3:59 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — Acadia National Park and Friends of Acadia have announced the appointment of Christian Barter of Bar Harbor, Maine, as the park’s first poet laureate. He will serve in the honorary post throughout 2016, the centennial year of both Acadia and the National Park Service. “We are …

Acadia National Park Centennial Website Launched

By Aimee Church on Feb. 13, 2015, at 4:41 p.m.
Bar Harbor, ME — The Acadia Centennial Task Force, a partnership of Acadia National Park and Friends of Acadia, is pleased to announce the launch of a new website to promote and encourage participation in the yearlong 2016 celebration of the founding of Acadia. Located at, the site features …

New Acadia hiking trail to be inaugurated on National Trails Day

By Aimee Church on May 29, 2014, at 9:59 a.m.
Saturday, June 7, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Acadia National Park / Fabbri Picnic Area, Otter Cliff Road, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-3340; ACADIA NATIONAL PARK – The public is invited to help inaugurate the brand-new Quarry Trail and Otter Cove Trail—connecting Blackwoods Campground with …

Cross-country ski season gets a great start in Acadia National Park

By Aimee Church on Dec. 16, 2013, at 4:23 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — The pristine crushed-stone surfaces of Acadia National Park’s carriage roads make them ideal for cross-country skiing in wintertime. Add the park’s spectacular scenery and trail grooming by the volunteers of the Acadia Winter Trails Association, and it’s no wonder that skiing is a highlight of the …

Friends of Acadia to celebrate Take Pride in Acadia Day

By Aimee Church on Oct. 22, 2013, at 6:22 a.m.
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK – Friends of Acadia will hold its 23rd annual Take Pride in Acadia Day 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2. Every year, hundreds of volunteers take to the park with rakes to clean out drainage ways and prepare Acadia’s 44 miles of historic carriage roads …

Friends of Acadia Earth Day Roadside Cleanup

By Aimee Church on April 22, 2013, at 10:59 a.m.
Friends of Acadia will hold the 14th annual Earth Day Roadside Cleanup, Saturday, April 27, 201-8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bring your family, friends, or a team from your office to clear a winter’s worth of trash and debris from community roadways. This year, teams will cover roadsides on MDI and …

Friends of Acadia

By Aimee Church on Sept. 18, 2012, at 3:02 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Acadia National Park Headquarters, Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor, ME For more information: Terry Begley; 207-288-3340; Join one of the most important volunteer events of the year in Acadia National Park. Leaf-rakers are needed to clear drainage ways and …

Acadia National Park Schoodic Volunteer Work Party

By Aimee Church on June 22, 2012, at 1:58 p.m.
Saturday, June 30th — Volunteers needed at Schoodic to help brush out the Alder Trail. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Blueberry Hill Parking Lot. Event canceled if rain. The National Park Service will provide all tools and training. Water and snacks provided by Friends of Acadia. Wear sturdy shoes …

‘The Plants of Acadia National Park’ wins awards

By Aimee Church on April 24, 2012, at 1:52 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine – Two prestigious national awards have been bestowed upon the comprehensive field guide to Acadia’s uniquely varied plant communities,” The Plants of Acadia National Park” by Linda Gregory, Glen Mittelhauser, Sally Rooney, and Jill E. Weber. Produced though a partnership between Friends of Acadia, the Garden Club …