Ecology Natural History class takes to the bog.Just a short walk from campus, the park offers endless opportunities to hike, bike, climb, run, paddle, pick berries, swim, ski, make art, gain inspiration, and study everything from ornithology to poetry, botany, winter ecology, conservation policy, and interpretive exhibit design. COA gives every incoming student a trail map, and one way or another we trust you’ll put it to good use.

Stories in and around Acadia National Park:

  • NEWS
    Hope Rowan’s Hiking Guide for Kids to be Published [Mount Desert Islander]
    Hope Rowan, MPhil ’98, teaches young readers the essentials of hiking by telling a fictional story of a child’s expedition through Acadia National Park.
  • NEWS
    How Do You Spell “Protest” on a Beach in Maine? R-E-S-I-S-T [CNN]
    A move by the Trump administration to limit public communication from the National Park System inspires a group of individuals, including Melissa Relyea Ossana ’91, to express their opposition on the shores of Acadia National Park.
  • NEWS
    Changing So what? to Aha!

    As deputy chief of interpretation at Acadia National Park, Christie Denzel Anastasia ’92, seeks to ensure that every visitor intersecting with the park has the best experience possible. What this means is that Christie spends a lot of time behind a computer so that the seventy-odd rangers, volunteers, interns, and partnership program staff she oversees can be outside, doing their jobs.