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.
Workshop on Using GPS Technology in Acadia
Contact: Michael Marion, 207-288-8823
Acadia National Park Education Staff will be offering a free three-hour field workshop on the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) units at Acadia National Park’s Hulls Cove Visitor Center on Tuesday, May 12, from 3–6 p.m. and again on Thursday, May 14, from 3–6 p.m. GPS units will be available for use during the workshop. Pre-registration is required by Monday, May 11.
The hands-on learning opportunity will provide background information on the technology of GPS systems, allow participants to become familiar with the operation of a GPSunit, and offer a GPS-based “scavenger hunt” to search for various park features. The workshop will include discussion of the educational potential of GPS technology, as well as presentation of examples of its use by NPS employees and researchers in the management of natural and cultural resources in national parks. The workshop will provide participants with the experience they would need to be able to successfully complete the Acadia EarthCache program, a separate self-guided activity which encourages visitors to learn about the park’s geology with the aid of their GPS units. Although the workshop is primarily designed for formal or informal educators, the general public is invited to participate on a space-available basis.
For more information about the workshop or to register, contact Lead Education Ranger Michael Marion at 288-8823 or via e-mail.
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.