Park Loop Road opening
May 17, 2013: The entire Park Loop Road and all other paved roads in the park open today. All dirt roads in the park, including the Seal Cove Road, will open on June 3.
April 22, 2013: The Precipice, Orange and Black, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliffs Trails are closed until further notice because of nesting peregrine falcons. All other trails in the park are open, whether accessible from the park or from state roads.
Hulls Cove Visitor Center
May 17, 2013: The visitor center will open on May 19 and will be open 9-5 every day. All park passes are available there. There is an accessible entrance at the back of the building for those who have trouble climbing stairs.
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?
The Civilian Conservation Corps performed important work in Acadia National Park, including clearing brush, setting stones, and constructing Seawall Campground. Today park headquarters is located in the former CCC camp.