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.
Construction is continuing throughout the park. More information can be found on our Temporary Closures page. More »
Acadia National Park Revises Summer Visitation Numbers
Contact: Charlie Jacobi, 207-288-8727
Because of equipment failure, Acadia National Park visitation numbers reported earlier for July and August relied on monthly use estimates using averages from the years 2002-2004. These averages suggested that park use in 2006 was up 6.6% in July and 12.1% in August when compared with July and August 2005.
Daily traffic count data previously unavailable was recently retrieved and park use recalculated for these months. Based on the new, more reliable figures, data now show park use was up 1.7% in July and down 2.4% in August. September visitation was up 3% from 2005.
As of September 30, park use was down 0.5% from 2005, or about 9,300 visits. Park use in 2006 is now on track to be about even with 2005, with slightly over 2,000,000 visits.
For more information regarding park statistics, go to our website at www.nps.gov/acad or call 207-288-3338.
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...