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.
Acadia Raptor Internship Available
Acadia National Park Raptor Internship
Acadia National Park is currently accepting applications for the Raptor Interpretation Internship.
The raptor internship runs from mid May to mid October. There is a possibility of two shorter internships, one in the summer and one in the fall. However, priority will be given to applicants who can commit to the full season. From mid May through mid August the raptor intern observes and interprets the activities of peregrine falcons at Champlain Mountain, a falcon nesting site since 1991. From late August to mid October the intern counts and identifies migrating raptors from atop Cadillac Mountain at 1,530 feet. The raptor intern engages thousands of visitors at these two sites, interpreting the natural history and conservation measures regarding raptors, as well as monitoring and collecting resource data. Candidates should demonstrate proficiency in public speaking, computer skills, and knowledge of raptors. In return for 32 hours of work each week, the intern receives a uniform, housing, and a $100 weekly stipend.
For more information about this and other internships in the park, contact Park Ranger Sonya Berger at e-mail us or 207-288-8803. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information (phone, postal address, and/or email) for three references to Raptor Internship, c/o Sonya Berger, P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 or send electronically. Applications must be received by March 5, 2010.
Did You Know?
The Passamaquoddy Kit is an educational tool for teachers to help teach students about Passamaquoddy culture in Maine. The kit is a collaboration between the Abbe Museum and Acadia National Park staff.