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Acadia Quest: Ongoing from May through November

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.


Acadia Quest returns for the ninth year, with the 2016 Acadia Centennial Quest! The 2016 Quest will focus on Acadia’s 100-year history and activities that explore its past. Acadia Quest is an experiential scavenger hunt: when your family/team registers for the Quest, you’ll get a list of experiences to “collect” in Acadia. Pick enough activities to fulfill the Quest requirements, complete them on your team’s own schedule, and send in your documentation to earn your Quest badge and be entered in the grand prize drawing in November.

Acadia Quest challenges are designed to appeal to all ages and ability levels. A Speed Quest is designed for visitors who are in Acadia for as little as two days.

“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”


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.

Friends of Acadia provides each team with an Acadia Quest packet, which includes the Quest Card. Complete and document activities in Acadia National Park as indicated on the Quest Card to qualify for prizes. You will need an Acadia National Park Pass or the National Park Pass in order to participate in Acadia Quest. Teams that complete the Quest will receive an annual Acadia National Park Pass for the following year.

The Acadia Centennial Quest begins in May, 2016 and runs through early November. Check back here in late April for details and registration information.