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.
Blackwoods Rehabilitation Decision
Contact: Judy Hazen Connery, (207) 288-8721
Contact: Jim Vekasi, (207) 288-8750
The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a decision about rehabilitating historic Blackwoods Campground in Acadia National Park, Maine. In addition, the NPS will make changes in policies for managing Blackwoods. The purpose of the rehabilitation and changes in management is to rehabilitate failing visitor facilities, protect natural and cultural resources, improve visitor experiences, and reduce long-term maintenance costs. Decisions were based on NPS Management Policies, the park's General Management Plan, four public comments received, recommendations from the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission, and professional judgment.
Specific decisions include:
Rehabilitation is expected to begin in the fall of 2004, and will probably take one and a half to two years to complete.
Did You Know?
Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States. During certain times of the year, it is the first place in the U.S. to see sunrise.