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.
Links to Real-Time Monitoring Data from Acadia NP
View images (updated every 15 minutes) and current air quality and meteorology data from the McFarland Hill air quality monitoring station on the webpage for the Acadia National Park visibility webcam:
View images of Mount Desert Island (updated every 15 minutes) and current meteorology and air quality data from the Schoodic Education and Research Center on the webpage for the Acadia's CAMNET visibility webcam:
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) maintains a stream gage at Otter Creek in Acadia NP and another at Old Mill Brook, near the park. These gages measure the stage (water level) and discharge (volume of streamflow) of the streams every 5 minutes.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) maintains a ground water monitoring well at Acadia National Park's McFarland Hill air quality monitoring station, and another on the Crooked Road, near the park. Instruments in these wells record the groundwater level twice an hour.
Did You Know?
Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is a National Park Service site located within three hours of Acadia. Saint Croix commemorates the first French attempt at a permanent settlement in N. America. Explore the mainland site with an interpretive trail featuring bronze statues and waysides. More...