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Friends of Acadia Journal

A Magazine about Acadia National Park and Surrounding Communities
Spring 2018 – Volume 23 No. 1

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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 »



Snowshoes are Ticket to Winter’s Wonders: Snow, Cold, No Obstacle To Outdoor Adventure
By Maude Kusserow

Bike Boom Affects Recreational Ecology: Electric Motorized Bikes Driving More Use
By Devon Brock-Montgomery and Rebecca Stanley

Acadia’s Wildlife Prepare for Winter: Wondrous Feats of Migration, Hibernation, and Adaptation
By Lynn Fantom

Crews Ready Acadia for Seasonal Slumber: Buildings, Pipes, Roads, and Vehicles Need to be Ready
By Earl Brechlin

Teachers Hone Outdoor Skills: Teacher Fellows, Outdoor Classrooms, Inspire, Excite
By Stephanie Clement


• President’s Message: Acadia Youth are It’s Future
• Superintendent’s View: A Rugged Hike as Inspiration
• Donor Profile: ‘Playing’ is Volunteer’s Latest Way to Give
• Chair’s Letter: Reflections on Summer’s Highlights
• Special Person: Newsman Shares Wonders of Acadia
• Transportation Update: Draft Plan Eyes Fix for Acadia
• Honorary Trustees Remembered: Lifetimes of Service and Philanthropy


• Where in Acadia?
• Updates
• Recommended Reading
• Advocacy Corner
• New Donors

Cover Photograph: Snow blankets the branches of a white pine tree near Lower Hadlock Pond in Acadia National Park. Cover photo by Thomas Blagden

Friends of Acadia is a membership and volunteer organization, and our work is significantly powered by volunteer effort. The Journal is no exception, and we are grateful to all of the writers and photographers who generously contribute their time and talents to our publication.

Thank you to our Journal sponsors:

Acadia Corporation
Acadia on My Mind
Anne’s Point Inn
Asticou Hotel
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop
Bar Harbor Historical Society
Bar Harbor Savings & Loan
Beal’s Lobster Pier
Bluenose Inn
Burdick & Associates Landscape Design
Canon U.S.A.
Chapter Two
Coastal Kayaking Tours
Coplon Associates
Davis Agency
EverGreen Home & Hearth
Fair Trade Winds
Fiore Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars
Frenchman Bay Research Boating
The Gallery at Somes Sound


House Wine
Jackson Laboratory
John Williams Boat Company
Kimball Shop
Knowles Company
L.S. Robinson Company Insurance
Lynam Agencies
Machias Savings Bank
MDI Grows
MDI Hospital
Michael L. Ross Law Office
Mount Desert Islander
Nelson F. Goodwin Company
Oli’s Trolley
Seal Cove Auto Museum
Swan Agency Real Estate
Window Panes
XYZ Restaurant