This summer has not been like other summers. Vacations, and many plans and fun family trips have been cancelled. It seems like the only thing we can do during this time is dream of a time where we can travel freely and things can get back to normal. We are enjoying the time at home and being creative.
One of the things we are doing is spending time as a family planning and researching for some future vacations. Visiting the National Parks is on our family bucket list. If you are looking to plan a family trip in your future, check out these free resources for discovering Acadia National Park.
Acadia National Park is located on the Eastern Seaboard in the state of Maine. This park has 47,000 acres on Maine’s Mount Desert Island. It protects the natural beauty of the rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline. It is one of the top 10 most visited National Parks in the United States. This park was established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, first as a national monument, then it was changed to Lafayette National Park in February 1919. It was officially given the name it has today, in January 1929.
This national park has been called The Rocky Coast at the Wild Sea. It is famous for its woodlands that turn into a rocky beach landscape. More than two dozen mountains can be seen above the rocky sea shore. There are even glacier granite mountain peaks. It is home to Cadillac Mountain, which is the highest mountain point on the East Coast of the United States.
Home to Amazing Nature and Wildlife:
It is an amazing place to visit where you can get the woods, mountains and beach all at one time. There are lots of places to hike, bicycle, scenic drives and camping. The wildlife that can be seen here are: whales, many different sea birds, moose, black bears, foxes and deer. It is a great place for viewing different types of marine mammals. There are: humpback whales, finback whales, minke whales, harbor seals, grey seals and walruses.
FREE Resources for Discovering Acadia National Park:
FREE Printables and Unit Studies:
You can download a free 80 page Foundation Document for Acadia National Park. This document includes a description of the park, its purpose, significance, values and resources.
Learn about the animals and wildlife found at Acadia National Park. There are printable bird and species checklists, plus lots of information about the wildlife with photographs and facts.
FREE Resources for Families to Teach at Home – There are craft ideas and printable activities to use at home while learning about this national park.
Our FREE U.S. Natural Landmarks Notebooking Journal will provide your students a chance to explore 30 national landmarks and record what they learn in their own notebook. Acadia National Park is the first one on the list!
Websites, Articles and Virtual Tours:
Acadia Magic is home to the Acadia National Park Insider Guide. All the information that you need to learn about visiting this park is located on this website. It is great for planning a visit to this beautiful place.
Find out how to access a virtual tour of Acadia National Park via Google Earth from Only in Your State. They have a detailed breakdown on how to view the park with this awesome technology.
All Trips Acadia National Park has six different webcams where you can see live action of the different views and beaches in the park.
There is a live webcam of the North Atlantic Coastline at the Acadia NPS website. You can catch glimpses of the sunrise, sea gulls and ships passing by on the Atlantic Coastline.
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!