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    Acadia

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    A section of the Western Mtn Road in Southwest Harbor will be closed until 8/18 while park crews replace a culvert with a new fish-friendly open bottom culvert. For more information and a map visit our Getting Around Page. More »

  • Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm

    The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.

Otter Cliffs Climbing Routes Closed

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Date: July 23, 2008
Contact: Stuart West, 207-288-8772

The climbing routes of Otter Cliffs previously known as The Black Crack, Riptide, and Razor Crack (a.k.a. Razor Flake) were closed on Thursday, July 17, until further notice. Over the evening of Tuesday, July 15, a rockfall occurred in the Otter Cliffs area. At that time, several very large boulders broke free from the cliff face, but several more still attached boulders remain unstable on the cliff face above what were once these climbing routes.

The National Park Service at Acadia National Park will continue to monitor the cliff conditions and will re-open the closed section of the Otter Cliffs area as soon as the park climbing staff assesses the integrity of the remaining rock and removes loose debris from the cliff face. Please contact Acadia with any questions about this closure by calling 207-288-3338 and pressing “0.”

Did You Know?

A girl stands along the stone steps of the Kurt Diederich Path in this historic image taken around 1920.

Acadia National Park contains more than 120 miles of historic hiking trails. Many of these trails were established by local village improvement societies in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today many of the historic features, such as stonework, are still visible.