Temporary Road Closure
A section of the Western Mtn Road in Southwest Harbor will be closed until 8/18 while park crews replace a culvert with a new fish-friendly open bottom culvert. For more information and a map visit our Getting Around Page. More »
Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm
The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.
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?
Since 1999, propane-powered Island Explorer buses have carried more than two million passengers in Acadia National Park, eliminating more than 685,000 automobile trips and preventing 6,444 tons of greenhouse gases. The fare-free buses are supported by your entrance fees. More...