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  • Temporary Road Closure

    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.

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August 15, 2014
Bridge Repairs at Acadia National Park Starting in Early September 2014
The National Park Service will be performing maintenance and significant repairs to several motor road bridges in Acadia National Park. The work will involve waterproofing, improving drainage, and rehabilitating and/or reconstructing masonry and mortar joints of the bridges. The repair work will continue over the next year and is expected to be completed by the end of September 2015.

August 11, 2014
Secretary Jewell to Visit Acadia National Park to Highlight Science and Youth Partnerships
Acadia National Park Superintendent Sheridan Steele announces that Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, will visit the park on Friday, August 15, 2014 to highlight the importance of the partnership between the National Park Service and the Schoodic Institute in engaging youth and facilitating science research. She will be joined by the Director of the National Park Service Jonathan B. Jarvis. They will both speak at a ceremony behind the Rockefeller Welcome Center at SERC at 3 pm, on Friday, August 15.

August 01, 2014
All Peregrine Falcon Nesting Areas to Open
The closures of Precipice, Valley Cove, and Jordan cliffs and adjacent areas and trails (i.e., Precipice, East Face, Jordan, and North Section of Flying Mountain Trails) will open on Friday August 1, 2014 in Acadia National Park was announced today by Superintendent Sheridan Steele today.

July 30, 2014
Acadia National Park is America's Favorite Place
Acadia National Park has been named “America’s Favorite Place” by ABC’s Good Morning America (GMA) based on a nationwide poll of viewers. GMA asked viewers to nominate their favorite place in America in an online poll earlier this month, and the five finalists were Acadia National Park, Chicago’s Lakefront, Glacier National Park, Gulf Shores, and Lake Tahoe.

July 08, 2014
Acadia National Park Requests Comments on the Draft Visitor Use Management Plan for the Isle au Haut District
The National Park Service (NPS) today announced the release of the Draft Visitor Use Management Plan (VUMP) for the Isle au Haut District in Acadia National Park and is now seeking public review and written comments. You may find the Draft VUMP and provide comments at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/Isle_au_Haut_VisitorUsePlan. Alternately, paper copies are now available at public libraries and town offices in Isle au Haut, Stonington, and Deer Isle or can be requested by calling the park planner, John Kelly, at 207-288-8703. Written comments may also be mailed to Sheridan Steele, Park Superintendent, PO Box 177, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609, and will be accepted until September 5, 2014.

May 29, 2014
Rum Island closed to protect loons
Loons will soon be establishing nesting territories and engaging in breeding behavior at several sites in Acadia National Park and on Mount Desert Island (MDI). A pair of adult loons is again expected to select Rum Island on Long Pond as their nesting site for this coming nesting season. To protect the nesting birds from inadvertent disturbance or harassment, the entire island and fifteen feet from the shore into the pond are closed to all visitor and operational activities.

May 28, 2014
Peregrine falcons nesting at Acadia National Park: Jordan Cliffs are closed
Adult peregrine falcons were recently observed defending Jordan Cliffs and are thought to be using the cliffs as their nesting territory. Their aggressive behavior toward visitors and staff on the trail or on the cliffs was justification for Acadia National Park Superintendent Sheridan Steele to announce the closing of the cliffs and trail on Sunday, May 25.

May 21, 2014
Acadia National Park Advisory Commission Meeting June 2014
The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will meet at park headquarters (20 McFarland Hill Drive) in Bar Harbor at 1–3 pm on Monday, June 2, 2014. The meeting is open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comment.

May 19, 2014
Acadia Quest: Uniquely Acadia Edition Offers a Fun Way to Explore the Park
The Quest is on! Friends of Acadia and Acadia National Park invite kids and their families to explore Acadia together than through the fun and varied challenges of the Acadia Quest: Uniquely Acadia Edition. In the 2014 version of the Quest, teams will “collect” experiences on Acadia’s trails, carriage roads, water bodies, and unique destinations to complete the Quest.

May 12, 2014
Acadia National Park Centennial Logo Unveiled
In preparation for the celebration of Acadia National Park's centennial in 2016, Acadia National Park (ANP) and Friends of Acadia (FOA) today unveiled the official Acadia Centennial Logo at a meeting of the Acadia Centennial Partners at the Ellsworth City Hall. The logo, designed by Catherine Breer of Freeport, Maine, was the winner of the nationwide Centennial Logo Contest sponsored by the partner organizations.

April 26, 2014
Saving your trees: Emerald Ash Borer Workshop Offered
A tiny, shiny green beetle is wreaking havoc as it marches across America, attacking and killing every ash tree in its path. Emerald ash borer (EAB) beetles were introduced near Detroit, Michigan, in wooden packing materials, and since discovery in 2002 have spread over 2,000 miles—mostly by people carrying infested firewood.

Did You Know?

CCC members take a break from their work to admire the view along the ocean.

The Civilian Conservation Corps performed important work in Acadia National Park, including clearing brush, setting stones, and constructing Seawall Campground. Today park headquarters is located in the former CCC camp.