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.
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?
Since 1999, propane-powered Island Explorer buses have carried more than two million passengers in Acadia National Park, eliminating more than 685,000 automobile trips and preventing 6,444 tons of greenhouse gases. The fare-free buses are supported by your entrance fees. More...