Ecology Natural History class takes to the bog.Just a short walk from campus, the park offers endless opportunities to hike, bike, climb, run, paddle, pick berries, swim, ski, make art, gain inspiration, and study everything from ornithology to poetry, botany, winter ecology, conservation policy, and interpretive exhibit design. COA gives every incoming student a trail map, and one way or another we trust you’ll put it to good use.

Stories in and around Acadia National Park:

  • NEWS
    Acadia Scholars Program Marks First Season
    Two College of the Atlantic seniors get an up-close, behind-the-scenes look at Acadia National Park and Schoodic Institute as COA’s first Acadia Scholars. The competitive internship program offers valuable, real-world experience for students interested in conservation, science, and communications careers.
  • NEWS
    Commencement Includes Student Perspectives
    From biomedical research to agriculture, and renewable energy to alternative literature, the interests of this year’s senior graduation speakers represent the variety and depth of human ecology.
  • NEWS
    Hope Rowan’s Hiking Guide for Kids to be Published [Mount Desert Islander]
    Hope Rowan, MPhil ’98, teaches young readers the essentials of hiking by telling a fictional story of a child’s expedition through Acadia National Park.