Acadia National Park

Mount desert island, maine | 47,000 acres
 

If tall granite peaks, lighthouses, brilliantly colored foliage, and rocky coastlines are your thing—Acadia National Park is the place for you. A relatively small park, Acadia is packed with a diverse range of plants and animals, as well as recreational activities afforded by the ocean, lakes, and forests that make up the park.

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Here’s another sneak peak of the illustrations we’ve commissioned for the book! This painting of the rocky coasts of Maine is...

9 months ago
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Acadia NP chapbooks are here!

We’re excited to share that our Chapbook of Volume I: Stories from Acadia National Park is printed and ready to ship! This book contains...

2 years ago

Behind the desk at the Southwest Harbor Public Library hangs a bumper sticker that says, “I READ RUTH MOORE.” Ruth Moore is an...

2 years ago
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An Island on the Sea

We kicked off Campfire Stories by spending three weeks in and around Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island.  We had a vague sense that...

2 years ago

On our way home from Acadia, we visited the Maine Folklife Center (MFC) to continue our search for Campfire Stories. We found...

2 years ago

George Neptune is a member of the Passamaquoddy tribe at Indian Township. His lifelong practice as a basketmaker brought him to...

2 years ago

Again and again, we were told we need to talk to Ralph Stanley - the man is a national treasure. Literally a National Treasure,...

2 years ago

Jack Russell is a writer, community organizer, local historian, and co-chair of the Acadia Centennial celebration. He invited us...

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Cadillac Mountain, which stands 1,530 feet tall, is the tallest point in the north Atlantic region and the first place to see...

2 years ago

Elmer Beal was born and raised on Mount Desert Island. The son of a lobsterman and an accomplished folk singer, Elmer...

2 years ago

One of our favorite hikes in Acadia National Park is Beech Mountain Trail, especially at sunset. It just so happens we are...

2 years ago

We took the day off to help our new friends at Beech Hill Farm – where we are currently staying – with their final end of season...

2 years ago

“The reason we’re starting here is this is maybe one of the oldest trees in Somesville. Whats interesting about apples like this...

2 years ago

The kind folks at Bar Harbor Whale Watch invited us on a historic lighthouse tour to hear stories about the park, the island and...

2 years ago

Last evening, the Jesup Memorial Library, located in downtown Bar Harbor, invited us to host a Campfire Stories night for their...

2 years ago

Meet Moses—he is Tuuli’s new friend who she first met at the library, and now is living with until the end of the month during...

2 years ago

Campfire Stories Fall Mixtape

Here are some of our favorite tunes to listen to in the fall—especially driving around Mount Desert Island in the night time!Listen on...

2 years ago

Tim Garrity is a local historian, and the Executive Director of the Mount Desert Island (MDI) Historical Society, which keeps,...

2 years ago

When Bill Carpenter read the notice announcing the College of the Atlantic, he wrote them to warn of the imbalance that a...

2 years ago

Yesterday we met Diver Ed, a member of the League of Underwater Superheroes. He told us to come find him in the house with the...

2 years ago

Though we have been visiting Mount Desert Island for seven years now, we have been finding ourselves inundated with new...

2 years ago

We are so lucky to have met Brittany and Andrew of Barn Arts last night at the Southwest Harbor Library after their performance...

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A little hike on the Triad trail

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Yesterday we held our first workshop for Campfire Stories, with a few Mount Desert Island locals who were interested in our...

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Remember phone books? We've been advised to look in the phone book for contact information for folks we should talk to a few...

2 years ago

It's a rainy day on the island, a good day for getting lots of work done!

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Last night's campfire. We started reading from our new 'Six Mi'kmaq Stories' book!

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Campfire Stories

“Campfire Stories” is the unfolding travel adventure of husband and wife, art and design duo, Dave & Ilyssa Kyu, as they visit National...

2 years ago