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.
June 14, 2013: The Western Mountain road loop is now open.
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?
The historic carriage road system at Acadia National Park features 17 stone-faced bridges spanning streams, waterfalls, cliffs, and roads. The design of each bridge, such as Cobblestone Bridge, is unique.