2014 top 5 blog posts about Acadia National Park, 2015 ideas

Since we began this blog about Acadia National Park last year, we’ve seen the top 5 posts draw thousands of Facebook likes, had visitors from more than 80 countries, and started a series of historic hiking trail highlights leading up to the Acadia Centennial.

Atlantic puffins are listed as threatened in Maine

The 2014 annual report from the Audubon Society’s Project Puffin had some good news about the seabird’s breeding success last year. (US Fish and Wildlife Service photo)

We’ve written about puffins, peregrine falcons and wild turkeys, and how pet-friendly Acadia is. We had fun carving Acadia-o-lanterns and sharing a Smokey Bear pumpkin carving pattern for Halloween. And we learned some of the stories to be told about Otter Creek and Isle au Haut, and the connection between a young Theodore Roosevelt and the trails of Mount Desert Island.

Who knew there could be so much to discover and write about Acadia National Park, even after all the times we’ve visited, miles we’ve hiked and guides we’ve written?

For 2015, we plan on adding more hike descriptions, news and features. And we may expand the blog to offer reviews or listings of products, services, restaurants and lodging that may be of interest to visitors to Acadia, Bar Harbor and surrounding communities.

Let us know if there are topics you would like us to cover, through either a comment at the bottom of this post, or in a private message in the contact form in the About us page.

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Best Easy Day Hikes Acadia cover

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To mark Acadia on My Mind’s first year, and as a thank you to subscribers to this blog, we’re giving away some autographed copies of the 2nd edition of our “Best Easy Day Hikes, Acadia National Park.” (The 3rd edition is coming out in April, but the only difference is the addition of a couple of new hikes and updated descriptions.)

If you’re already a subscriber, you’re automatically entered into the giveaway. New subscribers have until Feb. 28 to sign up (enter email address at top of sidebar). Followers of our Facebook page or followers of the blog through WordPress, bloglovin’ or any other source can also enter into the giveaway by subscribing directly to the blog by Feb. 28. Winners will be notified by email.

Top 5 blog posts covered everything from foliage to Otter Creek trails

Otter Cove in Acadia National Park

This photo of fall foliage led the No. 1 blog post of 2014 (Photo by QT Luong/terragalleria.com all rights reserved)

These are the top 5 Acadia on My Mind blog posts from 2014:

1) Fall foliage in Acadia National Park a leaf peeper’s delight
2) Bubble Rock in Acadia National Park a popular destination
3) Running down a dream at Acadia National Park
4) Halloween treat: Acadia National Park-themed pumpkins
5) Acadia National Park to hold hearing on Otter Creek trails

In case you missed the historic hiking trail series, here are the three we’ve done so far, with more to come this year and next as we head toward the Acadia Centennial in 2016:

1) Retrace George Dorr’s footsteps on the Beachcroft Path in Acadia National Park
2) Bubble Rock in Acadia National Park a popular destination
3) School spirit and the Orange and Black Path in Acadia National Park

George B. Dorr is father of Acadia National Park

George B. Dorr on Beachcroft Path in Acadia National Park, included in the historic hiking trail highlights series (NPS photo)

And as part of our effort to make the blog as easy to navigate, follow and share as possible, we’ve incorporated these features into the sidebar or at the bottom of each post:

Top Posts & Pages section, where you can see a frequently updated list of what’s most popular, including thumbnail photos
Links to headlines for the 10 most recent posts
Search field so that you can look up posts by key word
Drop-down menus to peruse posts by category or month
Buttons to e-mail, print, like on Facebook, pin to Pinterest, put in your Pocket, tweet on Twitter, share on Google+ or upvote on Reddit

Thanks to everyone who’s helped make 2014 a good year for Acadia on My Mind. And feel free to drop us a line to help make 2015 an even better one.

Happy trails to you, and may they lead you to Acadia in 2015!

3 thoughts on “2014 top 5 blog posts about Acadia National Park, 2015 ideas

    1. Acadia on my mind Post author

      Hi Marilyn, thanks for liking the post! We’ve been enjoying all that we’ve been learning about Acadia while researching and writing this blog.

      If there’s a topic that you would like to see us write more about, please let us know.

      And if you aren’t already a subscriber to the blog, feel free to sign up by Feb. 28 and be automatically entered into a giveaway of some autographed copies of one of our Acadia hiking guides.

      Thanks again for the comment.

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