Carriage Roads Closed
All park carriage roads are closed until further notice to prevent damage during the spring thaw. For more information: (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.
Dr Michael Soukup to direct Schoodic Institute scientific programs
Contact: Dianna Emory, 207-610-9581
Contact: Sheridan Steele, 207-288-8700
Winter Harbor, Maine - Three years ago, Dr. Michael Soukup laid aside his plans to go sailing following retirement from his career as Chief Scientist of the National Park Service. According to Dr. Soukup, he found the invitation to become President and CEO of Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, formerly the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) Institute, too much to resist. Recently he announced that, with the completion of his three year commitment to the presidency, he was ready to immerse himself again in science. In October, Dr. Soukup will begin his duties as Director of Science of Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park. Dr. Soukup states, "With the dedication of Rockefeller Hall in July, we finished a seven year renovation of the former Naval Station in Winter Harbor, thanks to private philanthropy and funding from the American Recovery Act. We have a world class facility in the heart of Acadia National Park with programs for all ages that include bird ecology, forest ecology, watershed and ocean ecology, and an environmental history laboratory. Citizen science, life-long learning, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs are the foundation of all of our work. In fact, we are a leading center for citizen science in the United States. There is much to be done to move these programs forward."
Did You Know?
The Civilian Conservation Corps performed important work in Acadia National Park, including clearing brush, setting stones, and constructing Seawall Campground. Today park headquarters is located in the former CCC camp.