Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting
Precipice Cliff, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliff areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »
Cultural Connections programs rescheduled for 7/16/2014 due to weather
Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.
Storm-Related Closures in Acadia National Park
Contact: Stuart West, 207-288-8773
As a result of the effects of Tropical Storm Hannah, which deposited 5.24 inches of rain in the park on Mount Desert Island and 7.59 inches at Schoodic, most of Acadia’s carriage road system and fire road system were closed early Sunday morning because of major washouts. Most affected on Mount Desert Island was the Seal Cove Road, which cuts across the island from Southwest Harbor to Seal Cove. Several sections of that road were totally washed away and it could take two weeks to repair. On Schoodic Peninsula, the Schoodic Head Road was also greatly damaged, and repair of that road may take three weeks. Other dirt roads have reopened, including the Long Pond fire road, the Lurvey Spring Road, and the Lake Wood Road.
The carriage road system was also impacted by the storm, with many washouts resulting from the intense rain. All have reopened for foot traffic. As of Monday evening, the Day Mt. loop, the Witch Hole Pond loop, and the section of carriage road between Jordan Pond and Bubble Pond had reopened for biking and horseback riding, as well. The Eagle Lake section of the system may be open in two days. All other carriage roads and fire roads continue to be assessed and will be opened when it is determined to be safe to do so.
For current information, call Acadia at 288-3338 and press “0,” or check our website at www.nps.gov/acad.
Did You Know?
Since 1999, propane-powered Island Explorer buses have carried more than two million passengers in Acadia National Park, eliminating more than 685,000 automobile trips and preventing 6,444 tons of greenhouse gases. The fare-free buses are supported by your entrance fees. More...