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.
June 14, 2013: The Western Mountain road loop is now open.
Acadia Annual Passes on Sale for the Holidays
Contact: Wanda Moran, 207-288-8804
This year Acadia National Park annual passes will be available during Bar Harbor’s Early Bird Sale and Pajama Party. On November 18 from 6 to 9 a.m., the Acadia information site located on the Village Green next to the Bar Harbor police/fire station will be open to sell passes. Acadia annual passes, valid for one year from month of purchase, will be available for $20, half off the regular price. Help support a good cause. Eighty percent of each pass sale remains right here in Acadia National Park to be used for projects that directly benefit park visitors and resources. The remaining 20% benefits other National Park Service sites.
The regular annual sale will begin December 1 and run through December 30. Acadia National Park annual passes will again be available for half price, or just $20. They will be sold at the Winter Visitor Center at park headquarters on the Eagle Lake Road (Route 233) between 8 a.m.and 4:30 p.m. every day except December 24 and 25. They may be obtained in person with cash, check, Visa or MasterCard. No phone orders will be taken. For more gift ideas, take a look at the Acadia books, maps and more offered at the Winter Visitor Center.
New for this year: Acadia annual passes will be available for the sale price of $20 at the Gouldsboro Town Office, too. The sale will run from December 1 through December 30, as on Mount Desert Island. The office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The office is closed on weekends and on December 25. Passes may be paid for by check or cash only, not by credit card. No phone orders will be taken.
For more information about the annual pass sale, call 207-288-3338, extension 0.
Did You Know?
Acadia National Park's carriage road system, built by John D. Rockefeller Jr., has been called “the finest example of broken stone roads designed for horse-drawn vehicles still extant in America.” Today, you can hike or bike 45 miles of these scenic carriage roads in the park.