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.
Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day in Acadia National Park
Contact: Kate Petrie, 207-288-8823
Enjoy a special family day in Acadia as part of National Junior Ranger Day! On Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., children ages 5 to 12 and their families (former, current, and “wanna-be” junior rangers included) are invited to explore, learn, and discover how to protect Acadia’s natural and historical resources.
Junior Ranger Day will take place at the Sieur de Monts Spring area on Route 3 south of Bar Harbor. The day’s events will include stations for games, arts & crafts, nature hikes, and cultural activities. Participants will earn a National Junior Ranger Day patch and certificate. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Come for the whole event or stop by anytime for part of it. Activities run rain or shine. This event is part of a nationwide National Junior Ranger Day celebration and MDI’s TV Turn-Off Week. The event is sponsored by Acadia National Park, the Bar Harbor Garden Club/Wild Gardens of Acadia, and the Abbe Museum.
Did You Know?
Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is a National Park Service site located within three hours of Acadia. Saint Croix commemorates the first French attempt at a permanent settlement in N. America. Explore the mainland site with an interpretive trail featuring bronze statues and waysides. More...