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.
Education Intern Blog
Each spring and fall, interns work with the park's education staff to teach schoolkids about the park. Read more about their adventures as they help out on hikes, talks, and other programs and visit the classroom.
Acadia's HawkWatch location on Cadillac Mountain provides visitors with a close look at soaring raptors. Starting in late August, park intern Sarah will write about these magnificent migrating birds of prey. Keep up to date about the birds that pass overhead.
Peregrine Watch Blog
Since 1991, peregrine falcons have been actively nesting on the cliffs of Champlain Mountain. The raptor intern blogs about this pair of peregrine falcons as they raise their young and provides updates about the other peregrine falcons in Acadia National Park.
Ridge Runners Blog
Ridge Runners are interns funded by Friends of Acadia who act as roving educators and researchers in the park. Read about the adventures of the crew as they blog about their time on the summits of Acadia. For more information, click here.
Science Communication Intern Blog
Two writing interns are spending the summer at the Schoodic Education and Research Center, a National Park Service research learning center located in Acadia National Park. Follow their adventures as they work with researchers and explore the park. For more information, click here.
Student Conservation Association (SCA) Blog
Each year, volunteers contribute more than 25,000 hours to Acadia National Park helping to care for the trails, campgrounds, museums, libraries, summits, and shores of Acadia. Read about these SCA volunteers and their experiences at Acadia National Park. For more information, click here.
Student Ranger Blog
Acadia National Park has many job opportunities for students in high school and college, and even for recent graduates. Read about student rangers as they blog about being a seasonal ranger at the visitor center. For more information, click here.
Visitor Use Assistant Blog
For many visitors, the first park employee they see is a visitor use assistant at the visitor center, campgrounds, or entrance station. Learn what it's like to be on the front line! For more information, click here.
Did You Know?
From late May to early October, park rangers at Acadia National Park offer a variety of programs to suit every interest and activity level. Programs include walks, talks, hikes, narrated boat cruises, bike rides, and more. Check out the Beaver Log for a schedule of programs. More...