August 06, 2015
Peregrine falcon nesting areas to open
Superintendent Sheridan Steele announced that the Precipice, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliffs trails in Acadia National Park opened on Thursday August 6, 2015. Adult peregrine falcons that occupied these nesting territories since April have successfully raised chicks, which fledged approximately 5 weeks ago and are now mostly independent of both the cliff areas and their adult parents.
July 13, 2015
Second round of public meetings regarding Acadia Transportation Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) is holding two public meetings in July to gather input on the transportation plan and environmental impact statement for Acadia National Park. The public meetings will be held on July 29 from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Mount Desert Island High School (1081 Eagle Lake Road/ME 233) in Bar Harbor, and July 30 from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Peninsula School (71 Main Street/ME 186) in Prospect Harbor.
July 06, 2015
Cadillac Cliffs Trail to undergo rehabilitation
Beginning July 13, the Acadia trail crew will be rehabilitating Cadillac Cliffs Trail on Gorham Mountain. Due to overhead lifting systems, the trail will be closed Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am until 4:00 pm. The project will continue through mid-August.
June 16, 2015
Bridge work continues in Acadia
On June 17, work will begin on the top of the Kebo Brook Bridge, located by the Gorge Path trailhead on Park Loop Road.
May 20, 2015
Transportation Planning for Acadia Begins
The park is kicking off a transportation plan and environmental impact statement for Acadia with public meetings in June and July 2015.
May 18, 2015
Vista Clearing in Acadia
Park crews, in partnership with the Forestry Department of the University of Maine, will begin work on the restoration of the second vista overlooking Eagle Lake, located 0.7 miles south of the Cadillac Mountain entrance on Park Loop Road.
May 11, 2015
Thunder Hole Opens
Construction work on Thunder Hole viewing area is completed and the area has reopened to visitors.
May 05, 2015
Carriage Roads Open to Walkers
As of today, May 5, 2015 all carriage roads in Acadia National Park are open to walkers only.
May 04, 2015
Prescribed Burns Planned for Acadia
Acadia National Park fire managers are planning to burn four vistas along Park Loop Road on Wednesday, May 6th and Thursday, May 7th.
April 20, 2015
Acadia National Park Prepares for Summer Season
Acadia has opened Park Loop Road at Acadia National Park to all vehicles for the 2015 summer season. The park’s carriage roads will be closed to all public access and use starting on April 22, 2015, to protect their gravel surface, which softens during the spring thaw, from post-holing and rutting inadvertently caused by walkers and bicyclists. The carriage roads within the park will remain closed to all public access until the National Park Service determines they are firm enough for reopening.
April 20, 2015
Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day in Acadia
In celebration of National Junior Ranger Day, Acadia National Park will host two special family festivals. Children 12 and under and their families are invited to get outside, get moving, explore Acadia’s nature and history, and discover ways to protect your park. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the great outdoors! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
April 15, 2015
Jordan Cliffs Trail closed
Adult peregrine falcons were recently observed defending Jordan Cliffs and the air space in front of it as well as being observed engaged in courtship behavior in the same area. Together these activities suggest that the adult pair of peregrine falcons have claimed the cliffs as their nesting territory for 2015. Adult falcons will often exhibit aggressive behavior toward visitors or staff on a trail or the cliff that is within their nesting territory and is the reason that Acadia National Park’s Superintendent, Sheridan Steele, has approved the closing of the cliffs and trail today.
April 02, 2015
Acadia National Park has $57.6 million in deferred maintenance
The National Park Service has released its Fiscal Year 2014 deferred maintenance statistics for national parks. The $11.49 billion nationwide total was up from the $11.3 billion reported at the end of Fiscal Year 2013. Acadia National Park’s share of the total cost of deferred maintenance is $57.6 million, which includes approximately $10.2 million for trails and $19.2 million for paved roads and associated bridges.
April 02, 2015
Peregrine Falcons are Back
Peregrine falcons are once again defending nesting territories on the Precipice and Valley Cove Cliffs in Acadia National Park. The Precipice & Valley Cove Cliffs & associated trails are closed.
March 30, 2015
Acadia National Park Joins National Find Your Park Movement
Acadia National Park joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. Launched yesterday by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for its second century of service.
March 30, 2015
Park Loop Road being prepared for opening
Park Loop Road is being cleared, but we anticipate the road opening will be delayed due to heavy snow and slow melting.
March 23, 2015
Invitation for Proposals to Host Ranger-Narrated Activities
“We recognize that adding our rangers to narrate some private outdoor adventures in and around Acadia such as boat trips, bike rides, bus tours, and hikes provides a service to area visitors and attracts visitors to these area businesses,” said Acadia Superintendent Sheridan Steele. “To be able to provide this service annually, we must competitively announce this service to local businesses in a Request for Proposals, as we have issued today. We must also assure that businesses fully cover the costs associated with providing NPS staffing for these services.”
March 22, 2015
Blackwoods Campground Late Opening
Due to record-setting heavy snow accumulation this winter, Blackwoods Campground will likely remain in winter operation mode through the month of April.
March 22, 2015
Thunder Hole Closure
Due to construction, Thunder Hole viewing area will be closed.
March 16, 2015
Seasonal Openings for 2015
“Maine has experienced record-breaking snowfall this year and we are still trying to find places to put all this snow as we try to clear roads,” said Acadia Superintendent Sheridan Steele. “Our advice to all travelers planning to visit Acadia this spring is that they come prepared to experience frozen or very wet conditions. The park is open but some of the roads and facilities may still be covered by snow and ice. Bring your snowshoes, skis, and coats to enjoy the snow and fully access the park.”
February 24, 2015
Acadia Summer Teacher Fellowship
School educators will be hired to spend four to eight weeks at Acadia and learn about its diverse natural and cultural resources as well as the many park jobs needed to protect and preserve these resources. The 2015 Fellowship program is being generously funded by Friends of Acadia. Four teachers will be selected from applicants across the country to work on Mount Desert Island; two teachers will be stationed at the Schoodic Education and Research Center, and one teacher will be located at the St. Croix Island International Historic Site in Calais.
January 24, 2015
February Meeting of Acadia National Park Advisory Commission
The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will meet at the Acadia National Park Headquarters, McFarland Hill Drive, located three miles west of Bar Harbor on Route 233, from 1 to 3 pm on Monday, February 2, 2015. The meeting is open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comment.
January 13, 2015
Road and Bridge Work in Acadia
Beginning on February 2, 2015 and lasting through the end of May, the Acadia National Park Schoodic Loop Road will be restricted to only south bound traffic across the Frazer Creek Causeway.
November 17, 2014
National Park Service Completes Visitor Use Management Plan for the Isle au Haut District
The National Park Service (NPS) today announced the release of the Visitor Use Management Plan for the Isle au Haut District in Acadia National Park.
November 03, 2014
Public Meeting to Discuss Increases in Park Entrance and Camping Fees
Acadia National Park officials will hold a public meeting to discuss possible fee increases in 2015. The current park entrance fees have remained unchanged since 2004.
September 23, 2014
Acadia Night Sky Festival Offers Shuttle to the Stars
The Acadia Night Sky Festival will offer a free “Shuttle to the Stars” as public transportation to the Star Party on Cadillac Mountain, which will take place from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Saturday, September 27. The public is invited to drop in at any time during the program (the best star viewing will be after 9:00 pm) and visit with volunteer astronomers and park rangers who will describe constellations and other night sky features visible with the naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes. The road going up to Cadillac Mountain will be closed to all motor vehicles (except those that need parking for persons with disabilities) at 6:30 pm so visitors must use the shuttle to attend this event.
September 16, 2014
Invasive Insect Contributing to Red Pine Die-off on Mount Desert Island
An invasive exotic insect, red pine scale, has been confirmed by Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Forest Service entomologists on dying red pines on the south side of Norumbega Mountain, near Lower Hadlock Pond, in the town of Mount Desert. Red pine scale was discovered in the US in 1946 in Connecticut, and since then has severely affected red pine stands in Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, and more recently, New Hampshire. This is the first confirmed infestation of red pine scale in Maine.
September 16, 2014
Acadia National Park Plans Prescribed Burn September 2014
NPS Fire Managers are planning to burn an 11-acre (4.5-hectare) field in Acadia National Park near the intersection of ME 3 and Northeast Creek in Bar Harbor on September 18, 2014. The actual start of the fire will be dependent upon weather and wind conditions. An attempt to burn this field in late August was not possible, because weather and wind conditions were not within the required prescription.
August 25, 2014
Meeting of Acadia National Park Advisory Commission September 2014
The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will meet at the Moore Auditorium on the Schoodic Education and Research Center campus 1–3 pm on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. The meeting is open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comment.
August 25, 2014
Acadia National Park Plans Prescribed Burn
Acadia National Park Fire Managers are planning to burn 11 acres in the Northeast Creek drainage between now and Nov 1. The ignition of the fire is dependent on the drying of fuels and favorable weather and wind conditions. The burn area is located along the Northeast Creek drainage near the intersection of the creek and Route 3.
August 11, 2014
Secretary Jewell to Visit Acadia National Park to Highlight Science and Youth Partnerships
Acadia National Park Superintendent Sheridan Steele announces that Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, will visit the park on Friday, August 15, 2014 to highlight the importance of the partnership between the National Park Service and the Schoodic Institute in engaging youth and facilitating science research. She will be joined by the Director of the National Park Service Jonathan B. Jarvis. They will both speak at a ceremony behind the Rockefeller Welcome Center at SERC at 3 pm, on Friday, August 15.
August 01, 2014
All Peregrine Falcon Nesting Areas to Open
The closures of Precipice, Valley Cove, and Jordan cliffs and adjacent areas and trails (i.e., Precipice, East Face, Jordan, and North Section of Flying Mountain Trails) will open on Friday August 1, 2014 in Acadia National Park was announced today by Superintendent Sheridan Steele today.
July 18, 2014
Nature Journaling for Children and Families
On July 30, 2014, from 9 am to 12 pm, join Kimberly Ridley and Rebekah Raye, author and illustrator respectively of the award-winning picture book The Secret Pool, for a fun morning of nature journaling. Create your own unique memento of your family's visit to Acadia National Park.
July 08, 2014
Acadia National Park Requests Comments on the Draft Visitor Use Management Plan for the Isle au Haut District
The National Park Service (NPS) today announced the release of the Draft Visitor Use Management Plan (VUMP) for the Isle au Haut District in Acadia National Park and is now seeking public review and written comments. You may find the Draft VUMP and provide comments at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/Isle_au_Haut_VisitorUsePlan. Alternately, paper copies are now available at public libraries and town offices in Isle au Haut, Stonington, and Deer Isle or can be requested by calling the park planner, John Kelly, at 207-288-8703. Written comments may also be mailed to Sheridan Steele, Park Superintendent, PO Box 177, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609, and will be accepted until September 5, 2014.
May 29, 2014
Rum Island closed to protect loons
Loons will soon be establishing nesting territories and engaging in breeding behavior at several sites in Acadia National Park and on Mount Desert Island (MDI). A pair of adult loons is again expected to select Rum Island on Long Pond as their nesting site for this coming nesting season. To protect the nesting birds from inadvertent disturbance or harassment, the entire island and fifteen feet from the shore into the pond are closed to all visitor and operational activities.
May 28, 2014
Peregrine falcons nesting at Acadia National Park: Jordan Cliffs are closed
Adult peregrine falcons were recently observed defending Jordan Cliffs and are thought to be using the cliffs as their nesting territory. Their aggressive behavior toward visitors and staff on the trail or on the cliffs was justification for Acadia National Park Superintendent Sheridan Steele to announce the closing of the cliffs and trail on Sunday, May 25.
May 21, 2014
Acadia National Park Advisory Commission Meeting June 2014
The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will meet at park headquarters (20 McFarland Hill Drive) in Bar Harbor at 1–3 pm on Monday, June 2, 2014. The meeting is open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comment.
May 19, 2014
Acadia National Park Celebrates Arbor Day By Increasing Awareness about Emerald Ash Borers
Acadia National Park is celebrating and protecting its healthy forests this Arbor Day by sacrificing two small ash trees for science.
May 05, 2014
Lower Hadlock Pond Land Transferred to Acadia National Park
Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT), a statewide land conservation organization, and Friends of Acadia (FOA), a non-profit organization supporting Acadia National Park, today announced that they have transferred their 37-acre parcel at Lower Hadlock Pond to Acadia National Park. The parcel includes 1,600 feet of frontage on the pond and a network of trails that has been used for quiet recreation for more than 100 years.
April 26, 2014
Saving your trees: Emerald Ash Borer Workshop Offered
A tiny, shiny green beetle is wreaking havoc as it marches across America, attacking and killing every ash tree in its path. Emerald ash borer (EAB) beetles were introduced near Detroit, Michigan, in wooden packing materials, and since discovery in 2002 have spread over 2,000 miles—mostly by people carrying infested firewood.
April 19, 2014
Spring 2014 prescribed burn plans for Acadia National Park
In the next three weeks, Acadia National Park firefighters and rangers plan to conduct prescribed burns at Jordan Pond, Seawall Field, Ship Harbor Trailhead field, the Fire of ‘47 Overlook, Baker Island and the Oak Overlook by Duck Brook Bridge.
April 15, 2014
Changes to Acadia's Fee Program
Beginning May 1, Acadia National Park will open the Sand Beach Entrance Station and other fee collection stations and begin charging for park entrance fee for the 2014 summer season. There will be two significant changes this year to the entrance fee program. The weekly park entrance fee for vehicles will now cost $20 year-round; eliminating the shoulder season rate of $10. The park will also begin requiring that entrance passes are displayed in vehicles at all times while in the park.
April 14, 2014
Park Loop Road and Cadillac Summit Road to Open
Park Loop Road and Cadillac Summit Road will open tomorrow, Tuesday, April 15. The road to Echo Lake Beach will remain closed until May 1.
April 08, 2014
Hulls Cove Visitor Center to Open
Hulls Cove Visitor Center and Park Loop Road are scheduled to open on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Cadillac Summit Road schedule to open Friday, April 18, 2014.
March 17, 2014
Peregrine falcons reclaim nesting territories at Acadia National Park
Peregrine falcons are once again defending nesting territories on the Precipice and Valley Cove Cliffs in Acadia National Park. Park staff have observed adults at both sites engaging in courtship and pre-nesting behavior. Therefore, Precipice and Valley Cove cliffs and associated trails are closed.
March 03, 2014
Acadia National Park Tourism Creates $200 Million in Local Economic Benefit
Part of $27 billion benefit to US economy that supports 243,000 jobs nationwide. The latest National Park Service (NPS) report shows that the 2.43 million visits to Acadia National Park in 2012 created over $200 million in economic benefit for communities surrounding the park. This spending supported 3,089 jobs in the local area.
January 27, 2014
Acadia National Park Advisory Commission meeting
On Monday, February 3, 2014, the Acadia Advisory Commission will meet at park headquarters on Eagle Lake Road at 1 pm. Superintendent Sheridan Steele will report on the Fiscal year 2014 budget, proposed opening dates for roads and facilities, the 2016 Centennial planning process, and the status of Schoodic Institute's recruitment effort for a new president/CEO.
December 11, 2013
Fire Management Operations Burn Scheduled
The Fire Management Operation plans to burn a large debris pile at Satterlee Pit tomorrow, Thursday December 12, 2013 and the Cadillac Orchard piles on Friday, December 13, 2013.
November 14, 2013
Logo Contest Announced for Acadia National Park Centennial
Friends of Acadia and Acadia National Park invite artists and graphic designers nationwide to design a logo celebrating the park's 100th anniversary in the year 2016. The winning entry in the Acadia National Park Centennial Celebration Logo Contest will receive a prize of $3,000 and their design will appear on publications, merchandise, online, and elsewhere throughout the centennial celebration.
November 12, 2013
Acadia Seeks Input on Fee Proposal to Supplement the Island Explorer
Acadia National Park is seeking public input on a proposal to simplify the entrance fee structure. The park staff is proposing to collect an entrance fee of $20 per vehicle year-round, effective in the summer of 2014.
October 29, 2013
Artist-in-Residence applications being accepted
The Artist-in-Residence (A-I-R) program at Acadia National Park, located in the Schoodic District in Winter Harbor, Maine, is now accepting applications for its June 2014 through May 2015 season.
October 22, 2013
Halloween fun for kids at Schoodic
Winter Harbor, Maine - On Saturday, October 26, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., children ages 12 and under are invited to join Acadia National Park rangers on the SERC campus at Schoodic Point to explore the “eeek” in ecology. Meet at Moore Auditorium.
September 23, 2013
National Park Service selects Dawnland, LLC as concessions operator for Acadia National Park
National Park Service (NPS) Northeast Regional Director Dennis Reidenbach has announced the selection of Dawnland, LLC to operate the Jordan Pond House restaurant, including the traditional tea and popovers on the lawn overlooking Jordan Pond and the Bubbles, and retail services at Jordan Pond House, Cadillac Mountain and Thunder Hole.
September 19, 2013
Acadia Night Sky Festival Offers a Shuttle to the Stars
The Acadia Night Sky Festival will offer a free "Shuttle to the Stars" as public transportation to the Star Party on Cadillac Mountain, which will take place from 8 - 10 pm on Saturday, September 28. The public is invited to drop in at any time during the program and visit with volunteer astronomers and park rangers who will describe constellations and other night sky features visible to the naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes.
September 19, 2013
Dr Michael Soukup to direct Schoodic Institute scientific programs
Former Chief Scientist of the National Park Service and President and CEO of Schoodic Institute Dr. Michael Soukup, accepts a position as Director of Science of Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park.
April 10, 2013
Effects of sequestration on Acadia National Park
Due to budget cuts mandated by the sequestration, Acadia will cut hours and reduce progamming.
February 01, 2013
Acadia Raptor Internship
Raptor internship applications are being accepted until March 1, 2013.
November 15, 2012
Acadia Annual Pass Sale begins on December 1
The 2012 Acadia Annual Pass Sale will be held between December 1 and 30.
October 23, 2012
Acadia Annual Closures
Acadia's Hulls Cove Visitor Center and Sand Beach Entrance Station will close on October 31.
August 28, 2012
The Waterfront of Otter Creek: A Community Oral History
Join an anthropology professor in exploring the community of Otter Creek and its historical connections with the Otter Creek cove.
August 28, 2012
ANP Advisory Commission Meeting
Advisory Commission to meet on September 10, 2012, at park headquarters.
August 10, 2012
Concession Contract opens in Acadia
This concession operation provides commercial visitor services at Jordan Pond House, Cadillac Mountain and Thunder Hole.
August 10, 2012
2012 Hawk Watch begins
2012 Hawk Watch in Acadia National Park begins on August 19 at the top of Cadillac Mountain.
April 18, 2012
Duck Brook Road partially closed
Duck Brook Road partially closed due to the collapse of a retaining wall.
April 09, 2012
Celebrate Jr. Ranger Day in Acadia National Park.
Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day in Acadia National Park, either at Sieur de Monts Spring on Mt. Desert Island, or on the Schoodic Peninsula at the Schoodic Education and Research Center. (SERC)
March 21, 2012
White-nose syndrome confirmed in Acadia
Two bats with white-nose syndrome have been found in Acadia National Park.
March 16, 2012
Precipice and other trails closed for peregrine falcons
Precipice, Orange and Black Path and Valley Cove trails are closed to protect peregrine falcons that are displaying nesting behavior.
March 09, 2012
Growing up WILD Workshop
Explore the wonders of nature through the eyes of a child.
March 09, 2012
Carriage roads to close temporarily
Acadia's carriage roads will be closed until further notice due to soft conditions.
February 17, 2012
Acadia Requests Proposals for Host Ranger-Narrated Boat Cruises
Acadia National Park is requesting proposals for seasonal ranger-narrated boat cruises in the waters around Acadia National Park that will result in safe and quality interpretive experiences for park visitors.
February 10, 2012
Education interns help children learn about the park
Education interns help children learn about Acadia National Park through spring and fall school programs.
February 06, 2012
A Walk on the Bar
Take a walk on the Bar and then return to the downtown Abbe Museum for refreshments and a talk on the history of MDI birds.
January 27, 2012
Acadia/Mt. Desert Fire Department
Acadia National Park and the Mount Desert Fire Department conducted fire training together.
November 28, 2011
Open House at Jordan Pond Gate Lodge
Open House at Jordan Pond Gate Lodge - December 17, 2011 - 10am to 1pm. Acadia will hold a holiday open house at the Jordan Pond Gate Lodge, during which visitors may drop in and explore the lodge. Events include; presentations on the history of the gate lodge and the granite used in its construction, a walking tour, and a stone cutting demonstration. Call (207)288-3338 for more information.
November 18, 2011
Acadia Annual Passes on Sale in December
Acadia annual passes will be on sale for $20 during the month of December. They can be obtained in several places.
August 16, 2011
Acadia National Park Celebrates the Grand Opening of the Schoodic Education and Research Center
Two events are scheduled to celebrate the grand opening of the Schoodic Education and Research Center.
August 08, 2011
Some carriage road lots to close
Work will require temporary closures of some parking areas and road sections.
April 27, 2011
Acadia National Jr Ranger Day
On Saturday, April 30, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., children 12 and under and their families are invited to get outside, get moving, explore, and discover how to protect Acadia’s nature and history.
March 17, 2011
Clearing of roads in Acadia National Park
In preparing for the Park Loop Road to open on April 15, there will be heavy equipment on the roads on weekdays, clearing snow, ice, and any rocks or trees that have fallen onto the road over the winter.
March 11, 2011
Acadia HQ Facilities Public Meeting
Bar Harbor, ME - Acadia National Park will hold a public meeting at the Mount Desert Island High School Library on Tuesday, March 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., to discuss the need for improved headquarters facilities.
March 11, 2011
Open House at Brown Mountain Gate Lodge
Bar Harbor, ME - Acadia National Park will hold an open house at the Brown Mountain Gate Lodge on Saturday, March 26, 2011, from 9 a.m. to noon.
February 09, 2011
Acadia National Park Raptor Internship
Raptor internship is offered in Acadia National Park.
April 22, 2010
Improvements to roads in Acadia
Various work projects in Acadia National Park will be possible because of funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
April 15, 2010
Tree pruning workshop to give tips using old orchard in Acadia National Park.
April 15, 2010
National Junior Ranger Day in Acadia
Join park rangers for National Junior Ranger Day on April 24.
April 08, 2010
Visitor center and loop road to open on April 15
Park Loop Road and Hulls Cove Visitor Center will open for the season on April 15, 2010.
April 05, 2010
Meeting to discuss National System of Marine Protected Areas
The National Park Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will host a public information meeting to discuss the nomination of Acadia National Park into a National System of Marine Protected Areas.
March 26, 2010
Precipice and Valley Cove trails closed to protect nesting peregrine falcons.
February 01, 2010
Acadia Raptor Internship Available
Applications now being accepted for the 2010 raptor internship at Acadia National Park.
February 01, 2010
Island Explorer bus stop improvements
Acadia is holding a public information meeting regarding improvements to drop off and pick up Island Explorer sites.
November 30, 2009
Acadia National Park annual passes on sale
Annual passes on sale at Acadia December 1-31.
November 18, 2009
Contract awarded for Schoodic demolition work
Contract for demolition work for Schoodic awarded to Caribou, Maine company, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
October 13, 2009
Champlain Mountain Trail is reopened
On October 8, 2009, Acadia National Park opened the Orange and Black Path, which has been closed since the earthquake that occurred in October of 2006. The trail was formerly known as the Champlain East Face Trail.
October 09, 2009
Beech Mountain Fire Tower to Open
Weather permitting, the Beech Mountain fire tower will be open on Saturday, October 17, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
September 18, 2009
Acadia National Park Employees Recognized
On August 18, 2009, several Acadia National Park employees were recognized for their “above and beyond” contributions to the park.
September 15, 2009
West Side Acadia Road Closures
Acadia National Park will be repaving park roads and parking lots on the west side of Mt. Desert Island this fall. Work will require temporary closures during the day.
September 01, 2009
Acadia National Park Advisory Commission Notice of Meeting - Fall 2009
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (P.L. 92 463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App. 1, Sec. 10) that the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will hold a meeting on Monday, September 14, 2009.
August 24, 2009
High surf washes visitors into ocean at Acadia National Park
On Sunday, August 23, a large wave washed over a crowd of visitors gathered along the coast along Acadia National Park’s Ocean Drive, sweeping seven people into the ocean and injuring others.
August 18, 2009
Annual Employee Safety Award
Paul Crowley, maintenance worker, and Cheryl Sullivan, volunteer for the Maintenance Division, have been chosen as the 2009 Acadia National Park Employee Safety Award winners.
August 13, 2009
Acadia's 2009 HawkWatch Begins
Acadia National Park will begin its 15th annual HawkWatch season on Wednesday, August 19. Join rangers and volunteers to search for migrating raptors from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., daily, through October 14, weather permitting.
August 12, 2009
Dr. Peter Petraitis to Present Research on Dogwhelks at August 18th Acadia Science Seminar
On Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Peter Petraitis, Professor of Biology from the University of Pennsylvania, will present his research on dogwhelks at Maren Auditorium at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory.
July 28, 2009
Precipice and Beech Cliffs and Precipice Trail Are Opened
The Precipice and Beech cliff areas and the Precipice Trail are now open for the season. The peregrine falcons that occupied these nesting territories since March have successfully raised six fledglings.
May 04, 2009
Workshop on Using GPS Technology in Acadia
No abstract supplied.
April 20, 2009
Project WILD Aquatic Workshop
All educators are invited to do something WILD and attend a one day Project WILD Aquatic workshop at Acadia National Park on Friday, May 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
April 13, 2009
2009 National Junior Ranger Day at Acadia National Park
Join park staff, volunteers, and partners for Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
April 09, 2009
Park Loop Road and Visitor Center to Open
The Park Loop Road and Hulls Cove Visitor Center in Acadia National Park are scheduled to open on April 15.
April 06, 2009
Acadia Carriage Roads Annual Closure - 2009
The carriage road system will be closed to all users until the roads thaw sufficiently to allow use without causing damage. The closure began on April 6, 2009, and is expected to last at least two weeks.
April 01, 2009
Peregrine Falcons Nesting - Valley Cove Area and Trails Closed
The Valley Cove Trail and area surrounding the cliff are closed to protect nesting peregrines.
March 24, 2009
Peregrine Falcons Nesting - Precipice Cliff and Associated Trails Closed
No abstract supplied.
January 22, 2009
Acadia National Park Advisory Commission Notice of Meeting
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (P.L. 92‑463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App. 1, Sec. 10) that the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will hold a meeting on Monday, February 2, 2009.
December 12, 2008
National Park Service Provides Wildland Fire Grants to Local Fire Departments
Wildland fire equipment grants have been awarded to thirteen Maine fire departments.
December 09, 2008
Acadia Virtual Tour Wins Media Award
The eCruise, Acadia National Park’s virtual tour of the coastal islands and waters off the coast of Mount Desert Island, won a first place media award at the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) annual conference last month.
December 05, 2008
National Park Service Selects Operator for Contract to Operate Wildwood Stables
The National Park Service (NPS) has selected Carriages of Acadia, Inc., to operate Wildwood Stables within Acadia National Park. The 10-year contract is effective beginning January 1, 2009.
November 24, 2008
Acadia Annual Passes on Sale for the Holidays - 2008
The Acadia National Park annual pass sale will be held December 8 - December 31, 2008, at the winter visitor center at park headquarters and several other locations. Passes are half-price—only $20!
November 06, 2008
Parking Improvements at the Jordan Pond House
From November 1, 2008, through April 30, 2009, the Jordan Pond House parking lot and adjacent access drives will be closed to allow construction of improvements to bus traffic circulation.
October 31, 2008
Annual Hunting Season Closure in Acadia National Park
Between November 1 and November 30, the one-way section of Park Loop Road from Paradise Hill Road to Otter Cliff Road (traveling clockwise) will be closed between dark and 7 a.m. to protect deer from poaching.
October 27, 2008
Teachers Experience Life as Park Rangers
Through the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program, four teachers spent the summer working as park rangers in Acadia National Park and Saint Croix Island International Historic Site.
October 24, 2008
Acadia National Park Annual Closures - 2008
Park facilities are beginning to close for the winter.
September 10, 2008
Trail Name Changes in Acadia National Park
In the next few weeks, the Acadia National Park trail crew will be replacing many of the intersection and trailhead signs on the park trail system.
September 09, 2008
Storm-Related Closures in Acadia National Park
No abstract supplied.
August 18, 2008
Major New Ethnographic Study about Wabanaki Indians in Coastal Maine
The first-ever maritime cultural history of Wabanaki Indians in the Gulf of Maine, with a focus on the Mount Desert Island and Penobscot Bay area, is now available online.
August 01, 2008
Precipice, North Flying Mountain, and Adjacent Trails to Open
The Precipice and north Flying Mountain Trails and adjacent cliffs will be opened on Friday, August 1, 2008.
July 25, 2008
Learn about (true) BUGS! Hemiptera, that is...
No abstract supplied.
July 23, 2008
Otter Cliffs Climbing Routes Closed
The climbing routes of Otter Cliffs previously known as The Black Crack, Riptide, and Razor Crack (a.k.a. Razor Flake) were closed on Thursday, July 17, until further notice.
July 23, 2008
Closures at Jordan and Beech Cliffs are Rescinded
The wildlife closures at Jordan Cliff and Beech Cliff are being rescinded and the trails will be opened on Thursday, July 24, 2008.
July 11, 2008
Acadia HawkWatch Volunteer Needed!
Acadia National Park is seeking one or more volunteers for the HawkWatch program, which runs from August 21 through mid-October.
April 25, 2008
First Centennial Projects Coming to Acadia
Acadia received funding for two Centennial Challenge projects: Engage Youth and Creating Stewardship through Discovery.
April 10, 2008
2008 National Junior Ranger Day at Acadia National Park
No abstract supplied.
April 08, 2008
Peregrine Falcons Nesting - Precipice, Valley Cove, and Beech Cliff Closed
Peregrine falcons have again been observed defending nesting territories and engaging in breeding behavior at the Precipice, Valley Cove, and Beech Cliffs. Areas in and around these cliffs are closed to all visitor and operational activities.
April 07, 2008
Park Loop Road and Hulls Cove Visitor Center to Open - 2008
The Park Loop Road and Hulls Cove Visitor Center are scheduled to open on April 15. Road crews are out this week clearing the remaining ice and snow.
March 31, 2008
Acadia Carriage Roads Annual Closure - 2008
The carriage road system in Acadia National Park will be closed to all users until the roads thaw sufficiently to allow use without causing damage. The closure began on March 31, 2008, and is expected to last at least two weeks.
January 29, 2008
2007 Acadia National Park Visitation Increases
Last year Acadia National Park visitation increased 5.7% over 2006, to 2.2 million visitors.
January 07, 2008
New Web Page to List Cross-Country Ski Conditions on Park Carriage Roads
Acadia National Park staff have developed a new web page that lists the condition of the carriage road segments that are groomed for cross-country skiing.
November 30, 2007
Acadia NP and Saint Croix Island IHS Ornaments Displayed on Official White House Christmas Tree
Two ornaments representing Acadia National Park and Saint Croix Island International Historic Site are prominently displayed on this year’s official White House Christmas Tree.
November 19, 2007
Acadia Annual Passes on Sale for the 2007 Holidays
The Acadia National Park annual pass sale will be held from December 6 through December 30, 2007, at the winter visitor center at park headquarters. Passes will be sold for $20, half the normal price.
October 26, 2007
Acadia National Park Annual Closures - 2007
On October 31, Hulls Cove Visitor Center and Sand Beach Entrance Station will close for the season. Read the news release for more closures.
August 31, 2007
Art in Acadia
On Thursday, September 6, from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., artist-in-residence Sheri Marshall will conduct an art workshop on clay.
August 27, 2007
Acadia National Park Visitor Center Fall Hours
Hulls Cove Visitor Center hours shift to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from September 4 to October 8 and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from October 9 to October 31.
August 23, 2007
Three Acadia Centennial Proposals Eligible for Matching Funds
Three project proposals at Acadia National Park are among 201 National Park Service projects nationwide that were certified as eligible to receive matching funds as part of the Centennial Initiative.
August 21, 2007
Artists-in-Residence Classes at Acadia National Park
On Saturday, August 25, at the Schoodic section of Acadia, two artists-in-residence will be offering art sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
August 17, 2007
Precipice Trail Reopens
The Precipice has been reopened.
August 14, 2007
HawkWatch Begins Soon
Acadia National Park will begin its 13th annual HawkWatch season on Tuesday, August 21.
August 09, 2007
Homans Path Reopens
Homans Path reopens after repairs fix damage from October 2006 earthquake.
August 06, 2007
Senator Collins Dedicates New Auditorium at Acadia National Park
Senator Susan M. Collins dedicated the John G. Moore Auditorium as part of the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) at Acadia National Park.
July 16, 2007
Summer Workshops at Acadia National Park
No abstract supplied.
July 06, 2007
BioBlitz for Beginners: Inventorying Acadia's Spider Population
Join Jonathan Mays (Maine Department of Inland Fish and Wildlife) for an informative public workshop on spider natural history, ecology, habitat preferences, and collecting techniques on Sunday, July 22, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
July 02, 2007
Roadwork on Schoodic Peninsula
On July 9, Acadia National Park will begin work to replace approximately 4,500 linear feet of water line on the Schoodic Peninsula. Work will require closing the unpaved road to the summit of Schoodic Head for several weeks.
June 27, 2007
Closures at Falcon Nesting Cliffs and Trails Are Rescinded - Most Trails Open
No abstract supplied.
June 22, 2007
Islesford Historical Museum Presents Smithsonian Poster Exhibit Celebrating 200th Anniversary of NOAA Predecessor
The Islesford Historical Museum is hosting the Smithsonian Institution traveling poster exhibit "From Sea to Shining Sea: 200 Years of Charting America’s Coasts.”
June 05, 2007
New Signs for Acadia National Park will Promote Awareness
The National Park Service is installing new signs throughout Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island to mark park entrances and remind visitors to obtain a park entrance pass when enjoying the park.
May 21, 2007
Repairs on Park Loop Road
Portions of the Park Loop Road will be undergoing repairs from May 16 to mid-June. Short delays may be possible.
April 18, 2007
Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day in Acadia National Park
No abstract supplied.
April 10, 2007
Park Loop Road and Hulls Cove Visitor Center to Open
Hulls Cove Visitor Center will open on April 13. The Park Loop Road is scheduled to open on April 15, but some sections may remain closed due to snow and ice.
March 28, 2007
Acadia Carriage Roads Annual Closure
The carriage road system in Acadia National Park will be closed to all users starting March 29, 2007, for at least two weeks. This closure will provide adequate time for the carriage roads to thaw sufficiently to allow use without causing damage.
March 27, 2007
Peregrine Falcons Nesting - Jordan Cliffs and N. Flying Mountain Trails Closed
Peregrine falcons have returned to Valley Cove and Jordan Cliff, requiring the closure of all areas—including trails—in and around Jordan Cliff and the cliff above Valley Cove.
March 22, 2007
Peregrine Falcons Nesting - Precipice Cliff Area and Associated Trails Closed
Peregrine falcons have returned to the Precipice Cliff, requiring the closure of all areas in and around the Precipice Cliff.
February 08, 2007
Teacher Workshops Introduce Passamaquoddy Teaching Kit
On Friday, March 9, the National Park Service will present the first of three workshops to introduce their award-winning Passamaquoddy teaching kit to Maine middle school teachers.
January 31, 2007
Acadia National Park Invites Proposals to Host Ranger-Narrated Boat Cruises
Acadia National Park is accepting proposals for three seasonal ranger-narrated boat cruises in the waters around Mount Desert Island that would provide safe and quality interpretive experiences for park visitors.
January 12, 2007
Acadia National Park Internships Available
Acadia National Park is currently accepting applications for internships in education and raptor interpretation.
December 20, 2006
Passamaquoddy Teaching Kit Wins National Award
Passamaquoddy History and Culture: A Traveling Teaching Kit for Grades 5-8 has won third place in the curriculum category of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) annual media award competition.
November 09, 2006
Acadia Annual Passes on Sale for the Holidays
No abstract supplied.
November 09, 2006
Artists Sought for Artist-in-Residence Program
Applications for the 2007 Artist-in-Residence program at Acadia National Park will be accepted until January 5, 2007.
October 23, 2006
Acadia National Park Revises Summer Visitation Numbers
New data show that park use was up 1.7% in July and down 2.4% in August. September visitation was up 3% from 2005.
October 19, 2006
Celebrating Art in Acadia National Park
On Saturday, October 28, artist-in-residence Terry Havey Hilt will offer a free watercolor painting class.
October 19, 2006
Acadia National Park Annual Closures
On October 31, Hulls Cove Visitor Center and Sand Beach Entrance Station will close for the season. Other facilities will close as well.
October 06, 2006
Four Park Trails Closed Due to Earthquake Damage
The Homans Path and Ladder Trail on Dorr Mountain and Precipice and East Face Trails on Champlain Mountain are closed to public use until further notice.
October 03, 2006
Artists Share Their Work at Schoodic - October 2006
On Saturday, October 7, Acadia National Park Artists-in-Residence will present demonstrations of their work and lead hands-on workshops.
September 26, 2006
Fee Free Day at Acadia National Park
No abstract supplied.
September 22, 2006
Passasmaquoddy Teaching Kit Is Finalist in Media Award Competition
The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) has selected Passamaquoddy History and Culture: A Traveling Teaching Kit for Grades 5-8 as a finalist in the curriculum category of their annual competition for media awards.
September 19, 2006
Artists Share Their Work at Schoodic
On Saturday, September 23, Acadia National Park Artists-in-Residence on the Schoodic Education and Research Center campus will present demonstrations of their work.
August 22, 2006
The 12th annual season of Hawkwatch begins on Tuesday, August 22. Join park staff from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily (weather permitting) to learn more about migrating birds of prey.
August 21, 2006
Visitor Center Decreases Hours
Hulls Cove Visitor Center will shorten its hours beginning September 1.
August 10, 2006
Art in Acadia National Park at Schoodic Point
Join Acadia's artists-in-residence for a day of painting and children’s activities at the Schoodic Education and Research Center on Saturday, August 26.
August 04, 2006
Valley Cove and Beech Cliffs Are Opened
Beech Cliff and Valley Cove Cliff were opened on Friday, August 4, 2006.
July 28, 2006
Precipice and East Face Trails and Cliff Opened to Hiking
The Precipice and East Face Trails and cliff were opened on Friday, July 28, 2006.
July 24, 2006
Middle Section of Hadlock Trail and Adjacent Area Opened
Due to the failure of nesting loons at the site, the middle portion of the Hadlock Trail and adjacent area have been reopened.
June 08, 2006
Resource Acadia Workshop
On Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Jessica Muhlin, Ph.D. candidate from the University of Maine, will present A Novel Use for an Ordinary Fruit at the Schoodic Education and Research Center.
May 16, 2006
University of Maine Forestry Camp Students at Acadia
The University of Maine will be holding their annual Forestry Camp at Acadia National Park from May 21 through June 3.
May 05, 2006
National Park Service Honors Park Employees
The National Park Service recently recognized six employees at Acadia National Park for their outstanding contributions to operating and managing the park.
May 03, 2006
Len Bobinchock Receives Department of the Interior Award
Len Bobinchock, Deputy Superintendent of Acadia National Park, receives the Meritorious Service Award of the Department of the Interior.
April 14, 2006
Jordan Cliff Area and Trail Closed to Protect Nesting Peregrines
The return of nesting peregrines to Jordan Cliff requires closure of Jordan Cliff and the Jordan Cliff Trail.
April 10, 2006
Renovations Begin at SERC
The National Park Service has awarded a contract to P&S Construction for the construction of an auditorium at the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC).
March 26, 2006
Valley Cove Closed to Protect Nesting Peregrines
The return of nesting peregrines to Valley Cove necessitates the closure of the northern section of the Flying Mountain Trail.
March 22, 2006
Precipice and Beech Cliffs Closed to Protect Nesting Peregrines
Return of nesting peregrines necessitates closure of Precipice and East Face Trails and Precipice and Beech Cliffs.
January 03, 2005
Oral Rabies Vaccination Program EA
No abstract supplied.
January 13, 2004
EA for Rehabilitating Visitor Facilities at Echo Lake
The National Park Service (NPS) proposes rehabilitating visitor facilities at Echo Lake Beach in Acadia National Park, Maine.
December 11, 2003
2004 Entrance Fees
Superintendent Sheridan Steele has announced new entrance fee rates that will take affect January 2004 at Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine.
August 26, 2003
Blackwoods Rehabilitation Decision
The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a decision about rehabilitating historic Blackwoods Campground in Acadia National Park, Maine.