Acadia National Park Ranger Programs

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park protects the natural beauty of the highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline of the United States, an abundance of habitats, and a rich cultural heritage. At 3.5 million visits a year, it's one of the top 10 most-visited national parks in the United States. Visitors enjoy 27 miles of historic motor roads, 158 miles of hiking trails, and 45 miles of carriage roads.    

Rangers provide interpretive programs for visitors that allow visitors to gain a better understanding of the park's natural and cultural resources. These programs are offered during the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons. Some programs allow you to "drop-in" for short interactions with a ranger as you travel through the busiest areas of the park, while others require reservations. For more information visit the Acadia National Park program calendar . The Stars over Sand Beach program requires reservations. The program is free; advance reservations require a $1 per ticket reservation fee.


Acadia National Park protects the natural beauty of the highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline of the United States, an abundance of habitats, and a rich cultural heritage. At 3.5 million visits a year, it's one of the top 10 most-visited national parks in the United States. Visitors enjoy 27 miles of historic motor roads, 158 miles of hiking trails, and 45 miles of carriage roads.    

Rangers provide interpretive programs for visitors that allow visitors to gain a better understanding of the park's natural and cultural resources. These programs are offered during the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons. Some programs allow you to "drop-in" for short interactions with a ranger as you travel through the busiest areas of the park, while others require reservations. For more information visit the Acadia National Park program calendar . The Stars over Sand Beach program requires reservations. The program is free; advance reservations require a $1 per ticket reservation fee.


Notifications and Alerts

Need to Know

Booking Windows

• Primary Booking Window: One third of the tickets will be available at 10 a.m. ET 90 days prior to the program.  

• Secondary Booking Window: Most tickets will become available three days in advance at 10 a.m. ET on a rolling daily window. Example: On May 31 at 10 a.m. ET, tickets will be available for June 3; on June 1 at 10 a.m. ET tickets will be available for June 4.

Changes and Cancellations

Please cancel your reservation if you are unable to use so that it is available to others.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

20 Macfarland Hill Drive Bar Harbor ME 04609

Phone Number

207-288-3338

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