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.
2009 National Junior Ranger Day at Acadia National Park
Contact: Kate Petrie, 207-288-8808
In celebration of National Park Week, April 19-26, National Junior Ranger Day will be held on Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sieur de Monts Spring area in Acadia National Park. The park, the Abbe Museum, the Wild Gardens of Acadia, and Friends of Acadia have teamed together to offer many different activities for families with children 12 years old or younger. There’s no charge to participate and children must be accompanied by an adult. Activities will happen rain or shine, so families should be prepared for any kind of weather.
Participants can bring a lunch and picnic on the lawn, play habitat games, visit a beaver pond, learn about owls, salamanders, pond creatures and native plants, and enjoy a hike in the woods, among other things. For more information, call 207-288-3338, ext. 0.
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...