The first time I set foot in Acadia National Park, in the early 1970s, I was little more than a toddler and the park was not yet 60 years old. Since then, over the past four decades, I’ve done more things in the park than I can count. When I was young, hikes and picnics at Acadia with […]
One of the most frequently asked questions we hear from folks is where is the best place to camp in Acadia?
BDN Visuals journalist Micky Bedell was at the top of Cadillac Mountain today, and Facebook Live’d the whole thing. If you missed it, check it out here: Also, follow The Bangor Daily News on Facebook.
When I learned that this year marks the 100th anniversary of our beautiful Acadia National Park, and it seems important to spend a little time reflecting on its beauty.
STORIES OF ACADIA: The friend David McDonald Favorite spot: Eagle Lake. “It’s terrific in all seasons.” He drives by the lake on his daily commute and often stops for a quick walk. “The weight of the day…just evaporates.” David MacDonald’s family moved to Mount Desert Island when he was about 10 years old. His first memory […]
Wondering where to hike at Acadia National Park this weekend? Wonderland Trail is an easy 1.4 mile hike with spectacular views. The ultimate family adventure, Wonderland Trail in Acadia National Park is an easy hike through a whimsical habitat of granite and twisted pitch pines. The trail ends at the perfect playground — beaches covered with […]
What will happen to the Acadia National Park as the climate changes? That’s a question that scientists and park officials have been mulling and considering as they plan for the future. There are no certain answers. However, the park officials are learning how to use potential scenarios to develop plans for the future. In October […]
We’ve all heard a good fishing tale that illustrates how abundant our waters once were. So abundant, in fact, the fish would practically jump into the boat. Well, it turns out this is kind of true.
Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park is a popular spot for visitors to see the power of the sea first hand. Known for its thundering noise, and big splashes, it can be a great place to visit. But what’s it really like? These videos tell the story best. It’s known for being very loud … […]
While searching through the archives, we found this short 2-minute digitized film reel of folks waiting to observe an eclipse from the top of Mount Cadillac, Mount Desert Island, Maine circa 1932.