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Photo MDIHS Trojan TV Productions via You Tube
Photo MDIHS Trojan TV Productions via You Tube

Acadia National Park Recreation [VIDEO]

Students at MDI High School produced this video, about the recreation possibilities in their backyard at Acadia National Park! From cycling, running, swimming, kayaking, fishing, cross country skiing, down hill skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and more! Acadia National Park truly is a park for all seasons.

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Traffic jam with rows of cars
Aleksandra Glustsenko via Thinkstock

Expect Lots of Traffic This Weekend

Drivers in the Ellsworth, Bar Harbor and Bangor areas -- and everywhere in between -- should be ready for increased traffic this weekend. The combination of free admission to Acadia National Park Thursday-Sunday and the American Folk Festival in Bangor will bring thousands of people to the region.

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JHWilliams - Thinkstock
JHWilliams - Thinkstock

Black Bears Sighted in Acadia National Park

When I heard reports that Black Bears were sighted in Acadia National Park I thought it was a team building exercise for the UMaine Women's Basketball Team and former MDI Trojan Sierra Tapley was taking her teammates into the Park! However that's not the case, and the rangers at Acadia National Park are warning visitors that black bears have been sighted in the Park!

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Photo Earl Brechlin via You Tube
Photo Earl Brechlin via You Tube

Mist Over Acadia [VIDEO]

Earl Brechlin is a registered Maine Guide, an accomplished author and editor of the Mount Desert Islander. He is a great photographer, a man for all seasons. He created this video "Morning Mist Over Acadia" taken from the summit of North Bubble Mountain.

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Acadia National Park(Getty Images, Edwin Remsberg)
Acadia National Park(Getty Images, Edwin Remsberg)

Acadia National Park Offers Free Admission

The National Park Service has announced that there will be free admission at all 412 National Parks, including Acadia National Park August 25-28 in celebration of its centennial birthday month.

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Windjammer Parade of Sail August 2, 2016 Photo Chris Popper Townsquare Media
Windjammer Parade of Sail August 2, 2016 Photo Chris Popper Townsquare Media

Windjammer Parade of Sail [PHOTOS/VIDEO]

Tuesday afternoon, August 2nd, Sargent Drive in Northeast Harbor was so full of cars that the Mount Desert Police Department turned traffic away. Everyone was there to watch the Parade of Sail as The Maine Windjammer Association’s fleet sailed  through Somes Sound.

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NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey

NASA’s Photo of the Day is Acadia National Park from Space!

Celebrate Acadia National Park's 100th birthday by seeing it like almost nobody has ever seen it before... from Orbit!

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Racing Sailboat with Crew on Ocean
Photo - Thinkstock

Windjammer Parade Today

As part of the Acadia Centennial celebration there will be a Parade of Sail this afternoon, August 2nd from 2 PM to 4 PM. The Maine Windjammer Association's fleet will sail in company through Somes Sound

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Getty Images
Getty Images

ANP Trails Opened and Closed

On Friday, July 29th the National Park Service announced that they had reopened the Precipice, Valley Cove and Jordan Cliffs and associated trails as of today. These trails had been closed on March 17th to protect the peregrine falcons from disturbance during the nesting period.

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Christopher Furlong - Getty Images
Christopher Furlong - Getty Images

Air Quality Alert Issued for Friday

For the second Friday in a row, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection has issued an Air Quality Alert for Coastal Hancock County including Acadia National Park on Friday July 22nd from 11 AM to 11 PM.

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