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Acadia Quest Activities

Uniquely Acadia Edition

The 2014 Acadia Quest features four categories of places in Acadia National Park: Trails, Carriage Roads, Waters, and Cultural Destinations. Teams must complete and document two activities in each of the four categories, including at least one “Event!” in any category, to complete the Quest. Teams that complete the Quest will receive a 2014 Acadia Quest patch and 2015 Acadia Annual Pass, and qualify for grand prizes.

Upon registering, your team will receive your Quest packet, including the Acadia Quest card, a permission form, and a park map. Complete and return the permission form to complete your registration. In order to receive verification codes and qualify for participation prizes or the grand prize drawing, you must return your team permission form.

Refer to the Quest Lore for additional history and background on activities.

Visit the rules page for a full list of requirements.

TRAILS
For summits, choose any trail(s) to reach the top

CARRIAGE ROADS
Numbers refer to intersections on map

•  Bar Island summit (team photo at the top)
•  Flying Mountain summit (team photo at the top)
•  Beech Mountain summit (team photo by the fire tower)
•  Gorham Mountain summit (team photos at top and Cadillac Cliffs)
•  Dorr Mountain summit (team photos at top and at a manmade feature along the trail)
•  Schoodic Head summit (team photo at the overlook, with MDI in the background)
•  Hike a trail with fixed iron rungs or ladders (team photo at the trail sign at the top)
•  Hike a trail with “South Ridge” in the name (team photo at the trail sign at the top)
•  Hike a trail that goes by/under a carriage road bridge (team photo at the bridge, and tell which bridge it is and which trail you hiked)
•  Walk a village connector trail into the park from downtown Bar Harbor, then ride the Island Explorer back to the Village Green (team photo on the bus or a signature from the driver, and tell what you did)
•  Event! Attend National Trails Day (June 7) or a Volunteer Work Day on a trail in Acadia. Get a signature from the event coordinator/crew leader.
•  Bike Brown Mt. Gatehouse to 18/19/12/13
•  Bike Wildwood Stables to 17/37/38/36
•  Bike the Witch Hole Pond Loop
•  Walk Jordan Pond House to 15/16/25/23
•  Walk Hulls Cove Visitor Center to 1/2/3
•  Walk Valley Cove Road to Somes Sound
•  Trail/carriage road combo! From Champlain Monument Parking on Route 3 in Seal Harbor, go up the Day Mountain Trail and come down the carriage road to 36.
•  Trail/carriage road combo! From the Bubbles parking lot, hike to North Bubble Summit, down Bubbles Trail, carriage road to Jordan Pond Carry, and back.
•  Bike into the park from downtown Bar Harbor or another Acadia-area community, ride any carriage road loop, then catch the Island Explorer back to your starting point (team photo on the bus or a signature from the driver, and tell what you did)
•  Event! Attend Take Pride in Acadia Day (November 1) or a Volunteer Work Day on a carriage road in Acadia. Get a signature from the event coordinator/crew leader.

WATERS

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

•  Swim at Duck Rock (Long Pond), Lake Wood, the Bowl, or Sargent Pond
•  Go tidepooling at Wonderland or Ship Harbor and take a picture of your favorite tidepool; name two animals living in it
•  Kayak or sail in the ocean
•  Ferry to Isle au Haut or Schoodic for a hike or bike (fee); team photo on the boat
•  Take a ranger-led boat trip (fee); team photo with with the ranger.
•  Visit a cobblestone beach and take a close-up photo of your favorite rock.
•  Take a photo of a beaver lodge in Acadia and tell where it is.
•  Visit Thunder Hole and take a video while you’re there. Describe the tide and weather conditions—how do you think they affect the size of the “thunder”?
•  Event! Catch a sunrise or sunset over the water and take a picture.
Tell one thing you learned at:
•  Carroll Homestead
•  Islesford Museum
•  Rockefeller Building at the Schoodic Education & Research Center
•  Hulls Cove Visitor Center
•  Wild Gardens of Acadia: list one plant in bloom while you’re there
  Bass Harbor Head Light: safely explore the ledges below the lighthouse
•  Baker Island: walk around the lighthouse
  Event! Attend a “Wabanaki Cultural Connections” demonstration, Wednesdays in July, August, or September

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Questions about Acadia Quest? Contact us at 207-288-3340 or AcadiaQuest@friendsofacadia.org.