Closures for Winter
December 2, 2013: Acadia is now in winter mode, which means that most of Park Loop Road, including Cadillac Mt. road, is closed. Still open is the Ocean Drive section,from Schooner Head overlook to Otter Cliff Rd., and Jordan Pond area via Jordan Pond Rd. More »
A Walk on the Bar
Bar Harbor, ME - On Saturday, February 18, from noon to 3:30, join Acadia National Park ranger Angi King Johnston and local naturalist Rich MacDonald, for a winter bird walk along the bar to Bar Island and then a talk at the downtown Abbe Museum. Meet at The Natural History Center on 6 Firefly Lane (near the Village Green) in Bar Harbor at noon. From there, the group will walk to the bar and head out to the island. It's also the weekend of the Great Backyard Bird Count, so Ms. King Johnston and Mr. MacDonald will be stopping at a couple of places to give folks a chance to participate in the count. (For more information on the Great Backyard Bird Count, go to www.birdcount.org.)
Upon returning to town about 2:30, participants are invited to visit the Abbe Museum for hot drinks and light refreshments and to enjoy a talk and presentation by Mr. MacDonald entitled "A Brief History of the Birds of Mount Desert Island." The Abbe is open from 10am to 4pm that day, so you may also take advantage of viewing the exceptional exhibits there.
Please keep in mind that it may be very cold on the bar, so dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes. In case of inclement weather, such as heavy rain or snow, the walk will be cancelled. We will instead meet at the Abbe Museum at noon for the indoor part of the program. You may call 288-8828 anytime after 10am on that day for a recorded message, if you have doubts about the walk happening or not.
For more information about the day, please call 288-8804, Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm.
Did You Know?
Since 1999, propane-powered Island Explorer buses have carried more than two million passengers in Acadia National Park, eliminating more than 685,000 automobile trips and preventing 6,444 tons of greenhouse gases. The fare-free buses are supported by your entrance fees. More...