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Near Bar Harbor in Hancock County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Signs of the Seasons

Acadia National Park

 
 
Signs of the Seasons Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2017
1. Signs of the Seasons Marker
Inscription.  
As Acadia’s seasons change, so too does this view. Spring signals tightly wound ferns to unfurl their feathery foliage. Warming weather teases luna moths from their cocoons. As long summer days approach, bright green leaves of the birch trees blanket the forest. Fall’s chilly temperatures force the leaves of sugar maples and mountain ash to turn orange, red, and yellow. Migrating raptors sweep the mountaintops announcing winter’s approach. As frigid weather returns, snowy hillsides hide snowshoe hares and snowy owls moving across the landscape. Look for the diversity of life each season brings to Acadia.

I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.”
Henry David Thoreau

 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsHorticulture & Forestry.
 
Location. 44° 23.924′ N, 68° 13.849′ 
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W. Marker is near Bar Harbor, Maine, in Hancock County. Marker is on Paradise Hill Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in Acadia National Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bar Harbor ME 04609, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ocean Highways (approx. half a mile away); The French Connection (approx. 0.6 miles away); Frenchman Bay (approx. 0.6 miles away); The 1947 Fire (approx. one mile away); Bar Island (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Kedge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cottage Street (approx. 1.3 miles away); Criterion Theatre / Le Théâtre Criterion (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bar Harbor.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker contains a photograph of the view during the different seasons. Identified in the photo are Champlain Mountain 1,058 feet (323 m), Dorr Mountain 1,270 feet (387 m), and Cadillac Mountain 1,530 feet (466 m).
Along the bottom of the markers are pictures of various flora and fauna that might be seen during the different seasons. These include the Black-throated green warbler, Unfurled cinnamon fern, Luna moth, Northern goshawk, Red maple leaf, and Snowshoe hare.
 
Signs of the Seasons Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2017
2. Signs of the Seasons Marker
Marker in Acadia National Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2017
3. Marker in Acadia National Park
View from the Marker during Summer image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2017
4. View from the Marker during Summer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 21, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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