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  • Carriage Roads to reopen

    All park carriage roads will reopen to foot traffic only on Friday, 4/25. Bikes & horses are not permitted at this time to prevent damage during the spring thaw. Use caution as seasonal repairs are not completed. For more info: 207-288-3338.

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

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  • 2014 Season Openings

    Park Loop Rd, Cadillac Mountain Rd, & Hulls Cove Visitor Center is open. Call (207) 288-3338 or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AcadiaNPS) for more information More »

  • Jordan Pond boat ramp parking lot is closed for construction

    It's scheduled to reopen on June 28. There may be intermittent openings at the discretion of the contractor. The North Lot parking area will remain open for access to the Jordan Pond House Restaurant & hiking & biking trails.

Improvements to roads in Acadia

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Date: April 22, 2010

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will fund improvements to park roads



Bar Harbor, ME – Acadia National Park Superintendent Sheridan Steele said the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has provided $2,670,668 to repave roads and parking lots and rehabilitate culverts and stonework in Acadia National Park. The National Park Service recently awarded Sargent Corporation of Stillwater, Maine, a contract to complete the work. Most of the work is on the Park Loop Road system and adjacent parking areas with some work in the Schoodic area.


The Lower Mountain Road (west side of Park Loop Road) will be closed from Bubble Pond to the Cadillac Summit Road April 26 through May 21 while crews replace culverts. This section of the road will be closed to all traffic, including walkers and bicyclists, due to the presence of heavy equipment and road excavation. Operators of vehicles exceeding 9’ in height should not go past the Otter Cliff Road, as they will not be able to exit on the Stanley Brook entrance road because of the low bridge. The Otter Cliff Road brings vehicles out to Route 3. Bicyclists can exit Park Loop Road at Bubble Pond to access the carriage road system.


Work will be occurring on other areas of the Park Loop Road throughout 2010. In most cases, traffic will be flagged through construction areas with short delays. Partial closures of parking areas and spot road closures of short duration will be required when work cannot be performed safely otherwise. No closures will take place during the peak season from June 19 through Labor Day.


For more information on specific road openings and closings, and conditions of trails and carriage roads, call 288-3338 and press “0”, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or go to the park website at www.nps.gov/acad.






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