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.
Champlain Mountain Trail is reopened
Contact: Gary Stellpflug, 288-8760
Bar Harbor, ME - On October 8, 2009, Acadia National Park opened the Orange and Black Path, which has been closed since the earthquake that occurred in October of 2006. The trail was formerly known as the Champlain East Face Trail. Acadia’s trail crew has rehabilitated sections of collapsed staircases and eroded treadway along the path, and constructed new sections in the earthquake affected area. Park service geologists have advised that although the trail is safe for use, sections of the earthquake slide area may continue settling for many years to come. Therefore, some of the repairs include the use of wooden steps and ladders, which are not historically correct along this 1913 trail. The rugged cliffside trail is an integral part of hiking loops formed with the Precipice, North Ridge Champlain, and the newly opened Schooner Head Path. Repairs were financed through emergency repair funds and the Acadia Trails Forever program. For more information, please contact the trail foreman at 288-8760.
Did You Know?
Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States. During certain times of the year, it is the first place in the U.S. to see sunrise.