Stories about Acadia National Park

Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie, a graduate student at Boston University, jots down notes Wednesday while checking on one of three raised garden beds she has built to study plant life in Acadia National Park. Researchers and park officials believe climate change is affecting the profile of plant species found in the park.

Scientists: Climate change pushing shift in Acadia vegetation

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 08, 2014, at 12:58 p.m.
Hikers walk along a causeway on the Park Loop Road that crosses Otter Cove in Acadia National Park.

New connecting trail opens in Acadia on National Trails Day

By Bill Trotter on June 07, 2014, at 2:25 p.m.

Belfast rail trail gaining steam after federal OK to pull up tracks

By Abigail Curtis on June 04, 2014, at 6:01 a.m.
The Echo Lake bus stop is one of nine in Acadia National Park that will be improved for this season.

Acadia National Park undergoing $2 million in upgrades

By Aislinn Sarnacki on May 22, 2014, at 5:32 a.m.
Acadia National Park rangers and members of Mount Desert Island Search & Rescue carry a Brownville man down Canon Brook Trail after the man slipped and fell 40 feet over a waterfall while hiking on the trail on Saturday.

Brownville man injured in tumble over Acadia waterfall

By Bill Trotter on June 30, 2013, at 6:03 a.m.
A bicyclist takes advantage of sunny weather on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, to pedal down the Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park.

Though Acadia National Park’s opening delayed by sequester, cyclists encouraged to visit while roads restricted

By Bill Trotter on April 20, 2013, at 6:23 a.m.
Rangers with Acadia National Park are trying to find out who recently cut trees and limbs at the South Wall climbing area on Champlain Mountain.

Acadia National Park rangers seek person who illegally cut trees

By Bill Trotter on April 15, 2013, at 1:59 p.m.
LifeFlight helicopter from Bangor lands on Cadillac Mountain on Tuesday morning, Jan. 1, 2013 to rescue a 19-year-old woman who wasn'’t dressed for the conditions while attempting to hike to the top of the mountain to see the sun rise.

Park rangers rescue 19-year-old Florida hiker from atop Cadillac

By Aimee Thibodeau, BDN Staff on Jan. 01, 2013, at 11:41 a.m.

Acadia rangers rescue hiker on Thanksgiving

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 26, 2012, at 3:38 p.m.

Acadia campground reopens

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 31, 2012, at 1:51 p.m.

COA students resuscitate instructor in Acadia

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 19, 2012, at 3:32 p.m.

3 Acadia hikers injured in falls on same day

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 10, 2012, at 5:47 p.m.
After this Newfoundland collapsed from heat exhaustion Saturday afternoon, Aug. 5, 2012, while hiking an Acadia National Park mountain trail with his Canadian owners, this team of 10 rescuers carried Oolum down the mountain and transported him to a Bar Harbor vet clinic.

Dog suffers heat stroke, has to be rescued while hiking in Acadia with Canadian owners

By Tom Walsh on Aug. 05, 2012, at 3:04 p.m.

Acadia urges carriage road bike safety

By Mario Moretto on July 18, 2012, at 6:19 p.m.

Hiker injured on Dorr Mountain

By Bill Trotter on July 15, 2012, at 5:44 p.m.

Lightning strike hits couple in tent at Acadia

By Tom Groening on July 01, 2012, at 3 p.m.

Wet weather blamed for injuries in Acadia National Park

By Bill Trotter on June 29, 2012, at 4:52 p.m.
Acadia Park officials are currently monitoring three falcon chicks learning to fly in that area.

Acadia trails reopened after loon, peregrine falcon nesting efforts fail

on June 22, 2012, at 8:12 p.m.

Old Town teacher one of 18 in nation to win Presidential Innovation Award

By Nick McCrea on June 04, 2012, at 9:21 p.m.

Acadia rangers help injured climber, possibly suicidal man

By Bill Trotter on June 01, 2012, at 11:36 a.m.