Winter Storm Watch
Tuesday, December 17, 2013: We are expecting a winter storm tonight through tomorrow Wednesday, December 18, 2013 which may result in approximately 8-12 inches (20-30 cm) of snow. More »
Closures for Winter
December 2, 2013- Acadia is now in winter mode. Most of Park Loop Road, including Cadillac Mountain Road, is closed. Still open is the Ocean Drive section, from Schooner Head overlook to Otter Cliff Road, and Jordan Pond area via Jordan Pond Road. More »
Area Lake and Pond Conditions
As of Monday, December 16, 2013 snow and ice have accumulated on area lakes and ponds, but there is not yet enough ice to safely walk, snowmobile, or ski across. More »
BioBlitz Series - Moth and Butterfly (Lepidoptera) Blitz
From June 12 to 14, 2004, the National Park Service, Maine Entomology Society, and Maine Forest Service hosted 35 professional and amateur entomologists, who volunteered 1,492 hours to conduct the first-ever moth and butterfly blitz in the Schoodic District of Acadia National Park. Participants recorded 18 butterfly and 140 moth species. A number of these moth species were new Maine records. Given the interest and success of this blitz, park staff and the Maine Entomology Society are hoping to conduct future annual collecting efforts for Lepidoptera and/or other invertebrate species in the park.
For a first-hand account of the Lepidoptera Blitz, you can read an article by Dr. Brian Scholtens of the College of Charleston (South Carolina) in the winter 2004-2005 Friends of Acadia Journal (pdf).
Did You Know?
Acadia National Park's carriage road system, built by John D. Rockefeller Jr., has been called “the finest example of broken stone roads designed for horse-drawn vehicles still extant in America.” Today, you can hike or bike 45 miles of these scenic carriage roads in the park.