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    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • 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 are currently closed due to icy conditions. Hulls Cove Visitor Center is open. Call (207) 288-3338 or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AcadiaNPS) for more information More »

Visitor Center Decreases Hours

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Date: August 21, 2006
Contact: Wanda Moran, (207) 288-8804

The Hulls Cove Visitor Center will shorten its hours beginning September 1. The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Beginning on October 1, the hours will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, until the visitor center closes on October 31.

In addition to informational services, the visitor center features an audiovisual orientation program every half-hour.  Educational material, including books and maps, may be purchased at the Eastern National sales area. You may also purchase your park pass at the visitor center.

For those who cannot walk the 52 steps to the visitor center, there is an accessible entrance. When entering from Route 3, this entrance is reached by going straight at the four way stop instead of turning right into the visitor center parking lot.

A schedule of fall ranger led programs can be found in the park newspaper, the Beaver Log, which is available at the visitor center, park headquarters, the Nature Center at Sieur de Monts Spring, Village Green, Thompson Island, and Blackwoods and Seawall Campgrounds. The Beaver Log is also available on our website. Acadia National Park offers boat cruises, hikes, shoreline and carriage road walks, and evening programs at the campgrounds in the fall. Join a park ranger and enjoy the many activities the park has to offer.                   

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.