Acadia National Park Centennial: Fall Colors, Events, and Hauntings

Acadia National Park is certainly a great place to visit in the fall. With October here and cooler temperatures, we can expect to see those beautiful foliage colors. There is a gallery of Acadia National Park pictures at this site:

https://www.nps.gov/acad/learn/photosmultimedia/photogallery.htm

September 14, 2016 is the “official” start of Maine’s fall foliage season. Go to this site to see when and where the foliage is the best. Peak conditions usually occur mid-to-late October in the Park.

http://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/projects/fall_foliage/index.shtml

The ParkVision site provides pages for many of America’s national parks. It contains information about the Parks and many photographs. Check out the pictures of Acadia National Park’s foliage.

http://www.shannontech.com/ParkVision/Acadia/Acadia3.html

Go to this National Geographic site to see very unusual fall pictures.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2005/11/acadia/melford-photography#/5-northern-lights-forest-714.jpg

A Beautiful Fall Morning at the Park

from the Park’s Leaf Peeping Site at:

https://www.nps.gov/acad/planyourvisit/leafpeeping.htm

There are several programs at the Park for artists to attend to paint the fall colors. Acadia National Park has an Artist-in-residence program, both for summer and fall. Go here for more information

http://www.schoodicinstitute.org/event/artist-retreat-schoodic-institute-acadia-national-park/

And here is a review of the program from one of the past attendees:

http://www.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/q-national-park-painter-patricia-cummins

The Acadia National Park Centennial events continue to take place this fall. For a list of ongoing and special events, go to:

http://www.acadiacentennial2016.org/events/

The kids can check out this site to see what to do in the Park:

http://www.acadiacentennial2016.org/sponsors/kids-guide-mdi/ 

Be sure to go to this site that was put together by kids on Mount Desert Island. There is even a scavenger hunt.

http://cfournier1.wixsite.com/mysite

And there are a couple of Park songs for the kids at this site:

https://www.nps.gov/acad/learn/education/upload/sawyer_06.mp3

And this being October, we must include a few Haunting sites of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Check them out.

http://beforeitsnews.com/paranormal/2016/05/haunted-acadia-national-park-3-2508981.html

http://www.incredipedia.info/2009/07/ghosts-of-bar-harbor-maine.html

https://tuulenhaiven.com/2011/11/04/ghosts-of-acadia/

And this is a great film with some “ghostly” pictures of Acadia National Park.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1jCN1wuZLo

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