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 National Park Annual Closures - 2007
Contact: Wanda Moran, 207-288-8804
On October 31, the Hulls Cove Visitor Center and the Sand Beach Entrance Station will close for the season. Beginning on November 1, information will be available daily at the Winter Visitor Center at park headquarters on Route 233, except on Thanksgiving Day, December 24 and 25, and January 1. Also closed now are the Islesford Historical Museum, the Nature Center at Sieur de Monts Spring, Seawall Campground, and the Jordan Pond House.
The Park Loop Road will close on December 1 if there is not a major snowstorm before then. When it is closed, there are two miles left open from Schooner Head overlook to the Otter Cliff Road. Access to this section is via the Schooner Head Road in Bar Harbor. Jordan Pond can also be accessed via the Jordan Pond Road in Seal Harbor.
Camping at Blackwoods Campground is primitive tent camping only beginning on December 1 and lasting through March 31. The access road to Blackwoods will not be open or plowed. Camping will require walking in and carrying everything out and is free of charge during these dates, but a permit must be obtained at park headquarters on Route 233, open between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily.
For information on winter closures, please call the park at 288-3338 and press “0.” You may also go to our website.
Did You Know?
The historic carriage road system at Acadia National Park features 17 stone-faced bridges spanning streams, waterfalls, cliffs, and roads. The design of each bridge, such as Cobblestone Bridge, is unique.