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Acadia Quest

Acadia Quest is a series of youth- and family-oriented experiences in Acadia National Park that encourage youth and families to explore, learn, and protect national parks and other conserved lands.

THE 2014 ACADIA QUEST: Uniquely Acadia Edition

The classic experiential scavenger hunt returns! What better way for kids and families to explore Acadia together than through the fun and varied challenges of the Acadia Quest. For 2014, teams will “collect” experiences on Acadia’s trails, carriage roads, water bodies, and unique destinations to complete the Quest, earn their Quest patch(es), and be entered in the grand prize drawing the first weekend in November. Some new surprises are in store for veteran Questers, and challenges for all ages and ability levels.

Friends of Acadia will provide each Quest team with a park map and a Quest card. Teams will select two activities in each of the four categories of trails, carriage roads, water bodies, and unique destinations, including at least one “Event!” activity, (eight activities total) to complete the Quest and qualify for prizes. Teams will document each activity with a photo, sign rubbing, or other information (as indicated on the Quest card) to prove they completed it.

“Thank you for organizing this program [Acadia Quest]! It was such a fantastic way for us to come and explore Acadia. We really appreciated the hiking guide and just had an amazing experience. Acadia’s now one of our favorite places!” —2013 Quest Team “The Daring D’s”

Acadia National Park offers many destinations and activities well-suited to families. From the historic trail system and carriage roads, to the magnificent granite-topped mountains and salt- and fresh waters, to the museums and other historical sites, Acadia’s unique treasures are accessible to visitors of all ages and experience levels.


Families, friends, relatives, or mentors create a team. Teams must include one child under the age of 18 and one adult aged 18 years or older.


  • Register online or by calling 207-288-3340 and you’ll receive your Trail Quest Card and all the information you need to get started.
  • Complete and return the team permission form.
  • Plan your Acadia Quest using our list of activities and program requirements, and the Quest Lore page
  • Track your participation using the Quest Card included in your registration packet
  • Complete the program requirements and your team will be eligible to win the grand prize(s)
  • Acadia Quest registration will close Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Questions about Acadia Quest? Contact us at 207-288-3340 or