Closures for Winter
December 2, 2013: Acadia is now in winter mode, which means that most of Park Loop Road, including Cadillac Mt. road, is closed. Still open is the Ocean Drive section,from Schooner Head overlook to Otter Cliff Rd., and Jordan Pond area via Jordan Pond Rd. More »
Frequently Asked Questions
Planning a visit to any national park can generate lots of questions. While we have attempted to answer some of those questions here, taking the time to explore this website will provide you with much more detailed information. These frequently asked questions have been divided into five categories: general information, camping, history, park regulations, weather, and wildlife.
Where is Acadia National Park located and what is the travel distance to the park?
What is the best driving route to take to Acadia from the south?
Do I need a car to visit Acadia National Park?
How many days should I spend in Acadia?
How much does it cost to visit the park?
Is there any lodging in the park?
What is there to do in Acadia?
What ranger-led activities are available?
What is there for children to do in Acadia?
Are pets allowed in the park?
When does the Park Loop Road open and close each year?
How long is the Park Loop Road and how long will it take to drive it?
Where can I bicycle in the park?
When does the Island Explorer Shuttle Bus run and where does it go?
How can I get more information about the area?
What is the origin of "Acadia"?
Is it Mount Desert Island or Mount Dessert Island?
Are there campgrounds in the park?
Duck Harbor Campground on Isle au Haut is open May 15 - October 15. Reservations are by mail only after April 1.
Visit Campgrounds for more information.
What is the difference between Blackwoods and Seawall?
Does my camping fee cover the entrance fee into the park?
Are there water and electric hookups in the park campgrounds?
Is there backcountry camping in Acadia?
Can I winter camp in Acadia?
Are there private campgrounds on the island?
What is the weather like?
When are blackflies and mosquitoes common at Acadia?
What is the best time to see fall foliage?
How much snow does Acadia receive?
What winter activities are there?
Where can I see puffins?
Is Acadia a good birding park?
Are there moose or bears in Acadia?
Where can I see seals and whales?
What park regulations should I know?
Did You Know?
Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States. During certain times of the year, it is the first place in the U.S. to see sunrise.