Closures for Winter
December 2, 2013- Acadia is now in winter mode. Most of Park Loop Road, including Cadillac Mountain Road, is closed. Still open is the Ocean Drive section, from Schooner Head overlook to Otter Cliff Road, and Jordan Pond area via Jordan Pond Road. More »
Acadia Carriage Roads Annual Closure
Contact: Wanda Moran, 207-288-8804
The carriage road system in Acadia National Park will be closed to all users until the roads thaw sufficiently to allow use without causing damage. The closure will begin on March 29, 2007, and is expected to be in effect at least two weeks.
Spring thawing causes the carriage roads to become soft. Walking or bicycling on them under these conditions can cause significant damage that is costly to repair. If you find a road posted, please respect the request to wait for drier conditions. If a road is not posted where you enter it, but seems so soft that you are sinking in and leaving tracks, don’t go on it. Help protect these historic roads, and wait until they dry out.
The Park Loop Road is scheduled to open to vehicles on April 15, so while the carriage roads are closed, take advantage of bicycling or walking the loop road without cars. Be alert to the ice still out there, though, and also to rocks that may have fallen onto the road over the winter. When bicycling, keep in mind that there are closed gates along the road. There may be some heavy snow removal equipment on the road, as well.
To check on current conditions, call Acadia National Park at 207-288-3338 and press “0.”
Did You Know?
Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is a National Park Service site located within three hours of Acadia. Saint Croix commemorates the first French attempt at a permanent settlement in N. America. Explore the mainland site with an interpretive trail featuring bronze statues and waysides. More...