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.
Acadia Annual Pass Sale begins on December 1
Bar Harbor, ME - The Acadia National Park annual pass sale will be held from December 1 through December 30, 2012, at the winter visitor center at park headquarters on the Eagle Lake Road, Route 233.Passes will be sold at half price for $20, and must be obtained in person with cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. No phone orders will be taken. The winter visitor center will be open every day except December 24, 25, and 31, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The annual passes will also be available for $20 at the Gouldsboro, Mt. Desert, and Tremont town offices from December 3 through December 31. Passes must be paid for by check or cash only, not by credit card. No phone orders will be taken.
The Gouldsboro town 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 Tremont town office is open from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Mt. Desert town office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. All will be closed on December 25. Call ahead for hours on December 24 and 31.
Acadia annual passes will also be sold for $20 at the annual Bar Harbor Village Holidays & Midnight Madness Sale on December 7, from 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Acadia information site located on the Village Green.
Acadia National Park annual passes are valid for one year from the month of purchase. The annual pass is part of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, which enables the park to retain 80% of fees collected through sales of passes and the collection of entrance fees. These funds pay for needed repairs and projects to improve visitor services and facilities such as the accessible trail on top of Cadillac Mountain. The remaining 20% benefits other National Park Service sites.
For more information about the annual pass sale, call 207-288-3338, extension 0.
Did You Know?
The Civilian Conservation Corps performed important work in Acadia National Park, including clearing brush, setting stones, and constructing Seawall Campground. Today park headquarters is located in the former CCC camp.