Bar Harbor in Hancock County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
The 1947 Fire
A forest of birch, aspen, and other hardwoods emerged where the charred stumps of spruce and fir trees can still be found. In time, these fast-growing species may be replaced by others until, perhaps,, spruce and fir dominate again. Natural cycles will always create a mosaic of different forest types across the island, but the Fire of 1947 stands out as a singular and powerful force of change.
Location. 44° 23.06′ N, 68° 13.768′ W. Marker is in Bar Harbor, Maine, in Hancock County. Marker is on Paradise Hill Rd, on the left. Click for map. Marker is in pull-off of Acadia National Park loop. Marker is in this post office area: Bar Harbor ME 04609, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Saviour's Episcopal Parish Welcomes You (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Village Burying Ground Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Donald A. Wood Band Stand (approx. 1.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bar Harbor, Maine (approx. 1.3 miles away); Frenchman Bay (approx. 1.5 miles away); Sieur de Monts Spring: The Heart of Acadia National Park (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bar Harbor.
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