Nature Center, operated by the National Park Service in Acadia National
Park, provides answers to some of the most important questions regarding the natural balances and
dynamics at play. Issues covered range from the air quality to the roles fires play to the variety of wildlife
that has been seen recently in the park. There are several interesting and informative displays and a friendly
person is available during regular season to answer your questions. This is a good place to begin your exploration
of the park. There is a Park Loop Road entrance just south of Bar Harbor on Route 3 immediately after the Jackson
Labs facility. The turn to enter the Nature Center parking area is between Route 3 and the Park Loop Road.
you drive into the parking area, you may wonder what all the fuss is about. But leave your car to begin your exploration
and soon you will discover the original Abbe Museum and the Wild
Gardens of Acadia in the same general area. There are beautiful paths and walking
trails throughout that add to the enchanting experience. (pictures) If
you love nature, and want to learn a bit about the beginning of Acadia National Park, be sure to set aside a little
time to visit here.
center is open mid-June through late September and is located at the Sieur
de Monts Spring, 2 miles south of Bar Harbor near
the intersection of the Park Loop Road and Route 3 on Mount
Desert Island. Admission is free. The Island Explorer Shuttle Bus has
a pickup and drop-off point here.
Acadia Hiking Trails
Nature Center GPS: Latitude 44.362097; Longitude -68.207830
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