Stories about Acadia National Park

Orange tape marks the spot on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, where part of a roadside embankment along Duck Brook Road in Acadia National park fell away the previous week. Fixing the collapse could cost $52,000. Acadia officials said Wednesday, but the presence of a water main that serves downtown Bar Harbor in the embankment could complicate the project. The road where the collapse occurred is closed indefinitely to vehicular traffic.

Water main complicates Acadia road closure

By Bill Trotter on April 25, 2012, at 3:57 p.m.

Wall falls in Acadia National Park, forces closure of road

on April 18, 2012, at 3:31 p.m.
Acadia National Park Ranger Chris Wiebusch, 45, of Franklin, patrolled Sand Beach on Saturday, Feb. 11. Wiebusch said he is living out his dream of working outside. In the winter Acadia drops from 22 patrolling rangers to only seven.

Acadia park ranger lives ‘dream job’ during winter months

By Heather Steeves on Feb. 11, 2012, at 4:27 p.m.
An Island Explorer bus driver waves to a fellow Explorer bus driver as the two pass while traveling in Trenton to the Village Green in Bar Harbor.

Acadia gets $1.3 million for bus system improvements

By Bill Trotter on Jan. 18, 2012, at 7:46 p.m.

In rite of fall, Acadia closes visitor center

The Associated Press on Oct. 30, 2011, at 9:32 a.m.
People gather a few minutes before 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at the summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park to see the sun rise. Cadillac Mountain is one of three places in Maine that claim to be where the sun first shines in the United States each day, depending on the time of year.

Where in Maine does the sun rise first?

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 22, 2011, at 6:23 p.m.

Pennsylvania woman injured in Acadia National Park

By Kevin Miller on Sept. 25, 2011, at 6:57 p.m.
Friends of Acadia volunteers Becky Heden (left) of Bar Harbor and Freehold, N.J., and Kathleen Campbell of Leesburg, Fla., watch as another volunteer dumps a load of gravel into a honeycomb-like web that will be the foundation of a new connector
trail between Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. About 40 people helped build the trail Saturday, Sept., 24, 2011.

New trail links Bar Harbor, Acadia

By Kevin Miller on Sept. 24, 2011, at 6:34 p.m.

Stanley Brook Bridge in Mount Desert to close for 35 days

on Sept. 13, 2011, at 7:47 p.m.

Island Explorer recognizes 4 millionth rider

The Associated Press on Aug. 20, 2011, at 9:28 a.m.

US Interior secretary to visit UMaine

The Associated Press on Aug. 12, 2011, at 3 p.m.

LePage won’t take sides on Quimby’s national park plan

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 10, 2011, at 8:51 p.m.

Medway panel pushes for national park feasibility study

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 03, 2011, at 4:38 p.m.
Bailey, an 8-month-old puppy who was stranded for up to four days on a ledge in Acadia National Park, was rescued Friday, July 29, 2011 by several park rangers including (from left to right) Ranger Ed Pontbriand, Ranger Jed Fiske, Ranger Heidi Greenleaf and Ranger Jacob Poley.

Rescued puppy on MDI ‘as happy as a dog could be’

By Kevin Miller on July 29, 2011, at 7:16 p.m.

East Millinocket school leaders deadlock on park feasibility study

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 26, 2011, at 9:20 p.m.

East Millinocket school board weighs plan for national park feasibility study

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 25, 2011, at 4:50 p.m.
Roxanne Quimby presents "Economic Benefits of National Parks on Gateway Communities" on Monday, July 18, 2011, at Stearns High School in Millinocket. Quimby, a conservationist and founder of Burt's Bees, is hoping to develop a Maine Woods National Park in the region and cites the economic success of communities in Colorado and Alaska as incentive for Millinocket residents to embrace the idea of reinventing itself as a national park gateway communitiy.

Snowe, Collins skeptical of Quimby’s park proposal

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 19, 2011, at 3:09 p.m.
Ali Abdujabrar (second from left) of Massachusetts takes a photo of friend Aadil Ahmed (far left) of Connecticut as they join other friends and family atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National park on Saturday afternoon. They joined thousands of other out-of-state tourists visiting Bar Harbor and other Maine spots over Memorial Day weekend. This was their first visit to Maine, they said.

Springtime visits to national parks plunge; Acadia official blames wet weather

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers on July 06, 2011, at 5:39 p.m.
Hampden residents Darby Ricker, left, and Cory Ricker play on a massive rock that sits to the left side of Hunter's Beach.

Favorite Places in Maine: Hunter’s Beach

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 06, 2011, at 12:22 p.m.

Acadia National Park plans expansion on MDI

By Bill Trotter on June 18, 2011, at 6:12 p.m.