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.
Acadia HawkWatch Volunteer Needed!
Contact: Lora Haller, 207-288-8810
(Bar Harbor, Maine) – Acadia National Park is seeking one or more volunteers for the HawkWatch program, which runs from August 21 through mid-October. Volunteers are integral members of the HawkWatch team, assisting in spotting, identifying, and counting migrating raptors while also inspiring new and experienced birders to participate in the program. The volunteer(s) will help in engaging visitors at the site; interpreting natural history and conservation measures regarding raptors; and counting and collecting resource data. On inclement weather days other duties will be given.
The HawkWatch site is located about 200 yards down the North Ridge Trail of Cadillac Mountain, which is uneven and rocky terrain. Volunteer should be willing to be outside in variable weather conditions (warm, cold, windy, etc.) for 5 hours per day. Volunteers interested in receiving an RV pad with hook-ups will need to work 32 hours per week. A uniform is required. Candidates should demonstrate proficiency in public speaking and knowledge of raptors.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references (postmarked by July 22) to Acadia National Park, c/o Lora Haller, P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 or send them via e-mail. For more information, contact Lora Haller at 207-288-8810.
Did You Know?
Acadia National Park contains more than 120 miles of historic hiking trails. Many of these trails were established by local village improvement societies in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today many of the historic features, such as stonework, are still visible.