Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting
Precipice Cliff, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliff areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »
Cultural Connections programs rescheduled for 7/16/2014 due to weather
Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.
Len Bobinchock Receives Department of the Interior Award
Contact: Wanda Moran, (207) 288-8804
On April 27, 2006, Len Bobinchock, Deputy Superintendent of Acadia National Park, was presented with the Meritorious Service Award of the Department of the Interior by National Park Service Director, Fran Mainella, and Regional Director, Mary Bomar, in Washington, D.C.
In the citation signed by Secretary of the Interior, Gale Norton, Mr. Bobinchock’s many accomplishments over the years were noted. Among others, “Mr. Bobinchock has provided outstanding leadership during his years at Acadia National Park. Besides serving as Deputy Superintendent for four superintendents, Mr. Bobinchock served as Acting Superintendent on three different occasions, totaling nearly 14 months. His positive management style and strong work ethic have resulted in excellent collaborations among park staff to address important and priority issues and projects...He also worked closely with Friends of Acadia as they raised and established private endowments totaling more than $13 million to support long-term maintenance of the park’s carriage roads and hiking trails...Between 1989 and 2003, Mr. Bobinchock oversaw the expansion of the park’s resource management program from two to fourteen natural and cultural resource managers. Because of this enhanced professional staff, the park is now in a better position to address complex scientific issues and be in compliance with key environmental laws...He has been particularly successful at facilitating a strong and broad coalition of businesses, residents, NGOs, local, state and federal agencies, and legislative leaders to advocate for and support the protection of the park’s mission and goals.”
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.