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.
Homans Path Reopens
Contact: Gary Stellpflug, 207-288-8760
In the fall of 2006, there was a series of earthquakes on Mount Desert Island that caused extensive rockslides on the Precipice Trail and East Face Trail on Champlain Mt. and on the Homans Path on Dorr Mt., resulting in the closure of those trails. Park trail crews recently completed removing rock resulting from those slides from the Homans Path and it has been reopened. Damaged stone staircases have been rehabilitated in a manner consistent with extant work on the Path.
The two other trails remain closed. Park crews working on the Precipice Trail expect opening within the next three to four weeks. Crews also continue work on the East Face Champlain Trail, though it will remain closed until the summer of 2008.
Feel free to contact the trail crew at their office on McFarland Hill or call 288-8760 for more information.
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...