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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.

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.

Did You Know?

A Passamaquoddy birchbark basket with the image of a moose on it

The Passamaquoddy Kit is an educational tool for teachers to help teach students about Passamaquoddy culture in Maine. The kit is a collaboration between the Abbe Museum and Acadia National Park staff.