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.
Summer Workshops at Acadia National Park
Contact: Kate Petrie, 207-288-8823
On August 14 and 15, 2007, grade 3-8 teachers, field naturalists, and community educators are invited to join an Acadia education ranger for a one-day workshop or two-day facilitator training for the Leopold Project, curriculum based activities based on the classic work of Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac. The workshop will be held at the national park facility on Schoodic Peninsula beginning at 9 a.m. each day. Fully furnished overnight accommodations are available, and meals, books, and materials are provided. The cost is $60 for one day, or $105 for two days. Scholarships are available.
The course includes fully developed activities to take back to the classroom or facility, and participating teachers can qualify to attend Acadia’s 5th-8th grade residential program. C.E.U.s can be arranged through the University of Maine. Participation is limited to 25 people and pre-registration is required.
On August 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park will partner with Project Learning Tree to offer language arts activities designed to integrate natural resource study into the classroom. The cost is $35, and scholarships are available. C.E.U.s can be arranged through the University of Maine. All K-8 grade teachers, field naturalists, and community educators are welcome to participate. Meals, books, and materials are provided, and a tour of the Schoodic educational facilities will be offered. Participation is limited to 20 people and pre-registration is required. Overnight accommodations are available for an additional fee.
For more details and to pre-register, please contact Kate Petrie at 207-288-8823 or via e-mail.
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.