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.
Fruit tree pruning workshop in Acadia National Park
(Bar Harbor, Maine) – On Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to noon, there will be a tree pruning workshop held in Acadia National Park. The rain date is May 8 at the same time. The workshop will take place in back of Sand Beach, which is accessed by going down the Schooner Head Road from Bar Harbor. At the four-way stop, continue straight past the small parking lot. There is a house on the left and parking is along the road or across from the house.
Acadia has several historic apple orchards and many wild apple trees are in need of renovation pruning. Renae Moran, a fruit tree expert at the University of Maine, will lead the workshop, which will include a demonstration of basic pruning techniques with a chance for hands on learning. Please bring your own pruning tools.
There is no fee for the workshop, but registration is required. Please contact Rebecca Cole-Will at 207-288-8728, or email at e-mail us, for more information and to register.
Did You Know?
The historic carriage road system at Acadia National Park features 17 stone-faced bridges spanning streams, waterfalls, cliffs, and roads. The design of each bridge, such as Cobblestone Bridge, is unique.