Closures for Winter
December 2, 2013: Acadia is now in winter mode, which means that most of Park Loop Road, including Cadillac Mt. road, is closed. Still open is the Ocean Drive section,from Schooner Head overlook to Otter Cliff Rd., and Jordan Pond area via Jordan Pond Rd. More »
Precipice Trail Reopens
Contact: Gary Stellpflug, 207-288-8760
The Acadia National Park trail crew reopened the Precipice Trail on August 16. In fall 2006, a series of earthquakes on Mount Desert Island caused extensive rockslides on Champlain Mountain, resulting in the closure of the Precipice Trail and East Face Champlain Trail. To open the trail, park trail crews removed fallen rock and shattered trees damaged in the rockslides. The trail crew rehabilitated damaged stone staircases, repaired iron rungs and handrails, and restored tread sections on the Precipice Trail.
Crews continue work on the East Face Champlain Trail, which will remain closed until the summer of 2008. Trail work is accomplished with the assistance of Acadia Trails Forever, the partnership initiative of Acadia National Park and Friends of Acadia to restore Acadia’s trails.
For more information, contact the trail crew office at 288-8760.
Did You Know?
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.