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 HQ Facilities Public Meeting
Acadia National Park Headquarters Facilities Public Meeting
Meeting Date and Time: March 15, 2011 – 4:30 to 6pm
Bar Harbor, ME - Acadia National Park will hold a public meeting at the Mount Desert Island High School Library on Tuesday, March 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., to discuss the need for improved headquarters facilities. Park representatives will be present to discuss the process and listen to your ideas.
Acadia National Park is considering how best to address the need for improved headquarters facilities. The offices and shops at McFarland Hill were constructed during the 1960s for use by Job Corps and are now crowded, obsolete with code and structural deficiencies, and energy inefficient. Park staff are reviewing space needs and considering alternatives including rehabilitation of the existing facilities, construction of new facilities on the McFarland Hill site, and relocation to another site if a suitable location could be found. While no construction funds are currently available for this project, estimates prepared during the planning process will be used to request future funding.
Please contact Acadia's Chief of Maintenance, Jim Vekasi, at (207) 288-8750 for more information
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.