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 »
Mammals, Amphibians, and Reptiles
Furry and warm or slimey and scaley; for a checklist of the mammals, amphibians, and reptiles of the park click here.
With a record of 338 bird species encountered, Acadia National Park is considered one of the premier bird-watching areas in the country. Twenty-three species of warblers alone have been recorded as breeding in the park! For a checklist of the birds in the area, click here.
Discover what's happening this season at the HawkWatch in the weekly update, Riding the Winds, and view the recent daily counts for each species at Cadillac Mountain. To help you identify flying raptors, click here for a silhouette guide.
Historic records indicate that 31 fish species have been encountered in the lakes, ponds, and brooks of Acadia National Park, although only 28 species can be found today. For more information on area fish, click here.
Insects, Spiders, Centipedes, and Millipedes
Did You Know?
Acadia National Park contains more than 120 miles of historic hiking trails. Many of these trails were established by local village improvement societies in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today many of the historic features, such as stonework, are still visible.