Posts Tagged ‘Acadia National Park’

Sea kayak at Acadia National Park

Five New England adventures to add to your bucket list

By Grant Ritter on July 29, 2016, at 11:05 a.m.
Add these five adventures to your New England bucket list.
Jordan Pond is seen from the South Bubble Trail on July 6, 2014, near the summit of South Bubble mountain in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island.

You don’t have to pay to get into Acadia one day this month

By Michael Kennedy on Aug. 03, 2015, at 5:13 p.m.
In honor of the National Park Service’s 99th anniversary, entrance fees for all parks under the National Park Service’s protection will be waived on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Acadia National Park is among 130 national parks — out of 400 — that require an entrance fee. Even though the fee to explore Acadia …
Visitors from around the world flock to Acadia National Park to view its rockbound coast.

Another report warns how climate change could harm Maine’s coast, this time at Acadia

By Michael Kennedy on July 28, 2015, at 2:34 p.m.
A new analysis released today ranks Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island as one of the national parks most harmed by carbon emissions and other sources of pollution in the country. The National Parks Conservation Association, an organization that is lobbying Congress to limit air pollution, rated 48 national …

This video of the aurora borealis over Bar Harbor is pretty incredible

By Dan MacLeod on June 24, 2015, at 8:25 a.m.
Earl Brechlin of the Mount Desert Islander shot this video of the aurora borealis last night at Acadia National Park. “For a handful of visitors atop Cadillac Mountain, the tallest point within 50 miles of the ocean from Maine to Rio De Janeiro, the Northern Lights appeared as a series of pale …
A spring — or is it summer? — peeper.

Acadia trip offers photo opportunities galore

By Dave Small on Sept. 04, 2012, at 10:34 a.m.
It was a spectacular day for a hike, once again, one of Deb’s and my favorites. We were joined by my sister and her husband (also Deb and Dave)for our adventure. We started on Day Mountain where this hermit thrush made itself available for a photo opportunity, I really liked the light in …
A speck of white shows up on the slope.

Snowy owl soars above Acadia

By Dave Small on Jan. 10, 2012, at 10:16 a.m.
As cold and windy as it was on the Monday after New Year’s day, Deb and I decided to hike the South Ridge Trail on Cadillac Mountain. Two objectives were in mind: “Can I still do it?” and, “Maybe we’ll see the snowy owl.” Shortly after clearing the tree line it became apparent just how …

‘A Running Start’ favorite run: Eagle Lake in Acadia National Park

on Nov. 03, 2011, at 12:38 p.m.
Louie Luchini, an 11-time All-American at Stanford and former professional runner for Nike in Oregon, has had run in exotic places across America and around the world. Luchini, an Ellsworth High graduate, still lists Eagle Lake and the connected carriage trails in Acadia National Park as his favorite spot to …