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.
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.
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?
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.