Park Loop Road opening
May 17, 2013: The entire Park Loop Road and all other paved roads in the park open today. All dirt roads in the park, including the Seal Cove Road, will open on June 3.
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.
Hulls Cove Visitor Center
May 17, 2013: The visitor center will open on May 19 and will be open 9-5 every day. All park passes are available there. There is an accessible entrance at the back of the building for those who have trouble climbing stairs.
Field Guide to Marine Invertebrates
This field guide will help you identify some of the marine invertebrates in the intertidal zone along the coast of Mount Desert Island. Explore the categories below to see descriptions and photos of some of the species you might find.
The field guide was developed by Sarah Hall and Joseph Stachelek, under the guidance of Professor Susan Brawley, for their senior capstone project at the University of Maine.
To learn how to have a safe, fun experience in the intertidal zone, read about tidepooling.
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.