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    Acadia

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  • Carriage Roads to reopen

    All park carriage roads will reopen to foot traffic only on Friday, 4/25. Bikes & horses are not permitted at this time to prevent damage during the spring thaw. Use caution as seasonal repairs are not completed. For more info: 207-288-3338.

  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

    Precipice Cliff and Valley Cove areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »

  • Blackwoods Campground is open

    Blackwoods Campground is open and is sites are available by self-registration at the campground. More »

  • 2014 Season Openings

    Park Loop Rd, Cadillac Mountain Rd, & Hulls Cove Visitor Center is open. Call (207) 288-3338 or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AcadiaNPS) for more information More »

  • Jordan Pond boat ramp parking lot is closed for construction

    It's scheduled to reopen on June 28. There may be intermittent openings at the discretion of the contractor. The North Lot parking area will remain open for access to the Jordan Pond House Restaurant & hiking & biking trails.

Concession Contract opens in Acadia

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Date: August 10, 2012

Bar Harbor, ME - Acadia National Park is announcing the opening of a concession contract in the park.The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a Prospectus for proposals to operate food & beverage and retail services within Acadia National Park.

This concession operation provides commercial visitor services at Jordan Pond House, Cadillac Mountain and Thunder Hole.The operation grossed $5.9 million during the 2011 operating season.This solicitation is fully competitive, as no preferred Offeror exists for this draft Contract.

Information about the opportunity, including how to submit proposals, is available at http://concessions.nps.gov/prospectuses.htm.The NPS intends the new contract term to be November 1, 2013 through October 31, 2023.

The NPS will conduct a one-day site visit on August 14, 2012, to allow all interested parties to tour the concession facilities of this business opportunity.If you are interested in attending the site visit, you must RSVP via email to Kathleen_Karhnak@nps.gov.You will be provided additional information regarding the time and location for the site visit.Please include in your email the number of people who will be attending.

For more information, contact Liz Weston at 207-288-8705, or by email at Elizabeth_Weston@nps.gov.

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 395 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

Did You Know?

The wide carriage road is lined by the spring foliage of birch trees.

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.