Closures for Winter
December 2, 2013- Acadia is now in winter mode. Most of Park Loop Road, including Cadillac Mountain Road, is closed. Still open is the Ocean Drive section, from Schooner Head overlook to Otter Cliff Road, and Jordan Pond area via Jordan Pond Road. More »
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'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.