Exploring Acadia National Park and the Downeast Region

Programs Begin This Week in Acadia National Park

Spring is finally here.  It’s time to get out and explore Acadia National Park once again.  The loop road is open and you can also make your way to the top of Cadillac Mountain.

If you are journeying to the top of Cadillac Mountain, be prepared for some spring winds.  Last week a local visitor had damage to their rental car.  The wind caught the open car door and left damage and dents along the front driver’s side of the car.

The Acadia National Park’s calendar of programs launches May 21st and it outlines scenic cruises, ranger-led hikes and even the infamous viewing of the peregrine falcons nesting along the Precipice Trail.

Another great source of information is the Friends of Acadia National Park site.    They are helping to celebrate National Trails Day, Saturday, June 7th with coffee and breakfast snacks at 8:30 a.m. at Fabbri Picnic Area (past Otter Cliffs on the Loop Road). Around 8:55, the group will move toward Otter Cove Causeway for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. A trail work project is also planned that morning following the ribbon cutting for those who are interested.

If you are tapped into social media, LIKE the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.  It’s updated frequently with activities.  You can also follow the Bar Harbor information page for the latest events, and keep up with steals and deals in Ellsworth by following their Facebook page too.

And don’t forget to LIKE Acadia Explorer on Facebook.  We will be updating our page frequently with activities and news about the park and surrounding areas.  Hang with us there!

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