Near Bar Harbor in Hancock County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
Signs of the Seasons
Acadia National Park
As Acadiaís 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. Fallís chilly temperatures force the leaves of sugar maples and mountain ash to turn orange, red, and yellow. Migrating raptors sweep the mountaintops announcing winterís 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.
Location. 44° 23.924′ N, 68° 13.849′ W. Marker is near Bar Harbor, Maine, in Hancock County. Marker is on Paradise Hill Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in Acadia National Park. 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 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); Bar Harbor, Maine (approx. 1.4 miles away); Civil War Memorial (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.
Categories. • Animals • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 21, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.