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.
BioBlitz Series - True Bug (Hemiptera) Blitz
Watch the videos below and view the photo gallery to see scenes from 2008's successful Hemiptera BioBlitz. Results of the blitz will be posted when they are available.
True Confessions of the True Bug Blitzers
Seasonal Ranger Karen Lanier filmed and created this video highlighting the people of the 2008 Hemiptera Blitz.
Initial image of red-cross schield bug on video is copyright 2007 by David Kleiman.
Spittlebugs, Tree Hoppers, Waterstriders, and Stink Bugs—Oh My!!!!
2008 Hemiptera BioBlitz
On August 8-11, 2008, the park held its 6th annual BioBlitz, cataloguing biodiversity in Acadia National Park. The intensive weekend survey focused on the Hemiptera, or true bugs, at the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) campus in the Schoodic section of Acadia National Park.
The National Park Service, Maine Entomological Society, Maine Forest Service, University of Maine, and Dorr Museum of Natural History at College of the Atlantic again co-sponsored the BioBlitz. Although the BioBlitz has passed, the links below will give you an idea of the event.
Stay tuned for the results of the 2008 True Bug Blitz! For additional information, contact David Manski at Acadia National Park via e-mail or at 207-288-8720.
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.