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.
2007 Acadia National Park Visitation Increases
Contact: Charlie Jacobi, 207-288-8727
Last year Acadia National Park visitation increased 5.7% over 2006, to 2.2 million visitors. This represents 120,000 more visitors enjoying the park. The largest increases came in June, August and September, but numbers were down from 2006 for July. Visitation had been falling in the park since 1995, with the steepest declines between 2002 and 2005. Last year was the second year in a row that visitation had risen, with numbers returning to the 2004 level.
Park camping in 2007 increased 3.1% over 2006 as well, and the number of commercial bus passengers increased 7% (5,000 visitors) to nearly 80,000 visitors. The Island Explorer shuttle bus system continued to be popular, with an increase in ridership of 6.0% (18,358) to 351,378 passengers.
Did You Know?
Acadia National Park contains more than 120 miles of historic hiking trails. Many of these trails were established by local village improvement societies in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today many of the historic features, such as stonework, are still visible.