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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?
• Updates
• 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