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  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

    Precipice Cliff, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliff areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »

  • Cultural Connections programs rescheduled for 7/16/2014 due to weather

    Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.

  • Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm

    The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.

Homans Path Reopens

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Date: August 9, 2007
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?

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.