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    A section of the Western Mtn Road in Southwest Harbor will be closed until 8/18 while park crews replace a culvert with a new fish-friendly open bottom culvert. For more information and a map visit our Getting Around Page. More »

  • 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.

Parking Improvements at the Jordan Pond House

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Date: November 6, 2008
Contact: Jim Vekasi, 207-288-8750

Acadia National Park is improving the bus standing and circulation space at the Jordan Pond House. The undersized turning and standing areas which have led to congestion near the entrance will be reconstructed. Work includes separating the bus and car entrances by removing the small circular drive and replacing it with an expanded entrance drive. This will feature a pedestrian plaza and three bus drop-off areas to accommodate two Island Explorer buses, two motor coaches, and a concession tour bus. The plaza will include native plantings, a covered pergola, and benches to serve as a waiting area for bus riders.

During the period from November 1, 2008, through April 30, 2009, while the Jordan Pond House is closed for the season, the parking lot and access drives adjacent to the Jordan Pond House will be closed to allow this construction. The parking lot re-opening is planned for May 1, 2009, to allow for normal seasonal operations. During the winter, the parking lot immediately to the north of the Jordan Pond House will remain open for access to Jordan Pond trails and carriage roads. The new bus stop is planned to be ready for use by June 15, 2009.

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The Guide's Guide to Acadia National Park, originally created to share important information about the park's facilities and natural and cultural resources with commercial guides, is available to the public on this website. The guide contains everything you would want to know about the park. More...