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Friends of Acadia Journal

A Magazine about Acadia National Park and Surrounding Communities
Spring 2015 – Volume 20 No. 1

The Friends of Acadia Journal is published three times a year. With features about Acadia National Park’s history, resources, and programs, news about Friends of Acadia’s projects and activities, and information about how to get involved, the Friends of Acadia Journal is a great way to stay connected to Acadia National Park, all year long. Membership in Friends of Acadia includes a subscription to the Journal.   Join Now »



A Tale of Two Paths: Rehabilitating the Asticou & Jordan Pond Path and the Gorge Path | Gary Stellpflug

• Loving Winter, Acadia-Style: Volunteer groomers keep up with an epic winter | Paige Steele

The Champlain Society Transcriptions: Acadia’s Nineteenth-Century Origins | Catherine Schmitt and Maureen Fournier

• Reflecting on Ten Wonderful Years of Philanthropy: The joys of working with people who love Acadia | Lisa Horsch Clark

Royal Migrants: Acadia and the MDI community unite behind monarch butterflies | Aimee Beal Church

• Cadillac Summit Numbers and Observations: Cadillac Summit Steward program’s inaugural season |Kristin Dillon, Abby Seymour, and David Sneeden

• Why I’m a Friend of Acadia: Living and working between mountains and sea | Gail Leiser

Activities and Departments:

• President’s Message: Heading in the Right Direction
Superintendent’s View: Getting a handle on Acadia’s Growing Popularity
• Special Person: Chris Fogg: An Extraordinary Leader
Where in Acadia?
• Recommended Reading
• Advocacy Corner: Money Well Spent
Chairman’s Letter: We are the Future… and the Past

Cover Photograph: The Gorge Path in Spring by Tom Blagden


Thank you to our Journal sponsors:

Bluenose Inn, Acadia Corporation, Ann’s Point Inn, Asticou Inn, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Bar Harbor, Bicycle Shop, The Bar Harbor Historical Society, Bar Harbor Savings & Loan, Beal’s Lobster Pier, Birch Bay Village, Burdick & Associates Landscape Design, Cadillac Mountain Sports, Canon, Chapter Two, The Claremont Inc., Coplon Associates, The Davis Agency, Dolores Kong, EverGreen Home & Hearth, Fiore Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars, The First, N.A., The Gallery at Somes Sound, Galyn’s, Hale & Hamlin, Hannaford Supermarkets, House Wine, Jackson Lab, John Williams Boat Company, The Knowles Company, L.L.Bean, L.S. Robinson  Co. Insurance, LandVest, Loving Touch In-Home Care, Lynam Insurance & Real Estate, The MDIslander, Michael L. Ross Law Offices, Nelson F. Goodwin Company, Oli’s Trolley, Seal Cove Auto Museum, The Swan Agency Real Estate, Wallace Tent & Party Rental, Window Panes, XYZ Restaurant, Young Beck LLP