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    Acadia

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  • Temporary Road Closure

    A section of the Western Mtn Road in Southwest Harbor will be closed until 8/18 while park crews replace a culvert with a new fish-friendly open bottom culvert. For more information and a map visit our Getting Around Page. More »

  • Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm

    The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.

Spring 2014 prescribed burn plans for Acadia National Park

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Date: April 19, 2014
Contact: Stuart West, 207-288-8770
Contact: Fred Mason, 207-288-8773

In the next three weeks, Acadia National Park firefighters and rangers plan to conduct prescribed burns at Jordan Pond, Seawall Field, Ship Harbor Trailhead field, the Fire of '47 Overlook, Baker Island and the Oak Overlook by Duck Brook Bridge.  The purpose of the prescribed burns is to continue to remove accumulated fuels build up and to reduce tree encroachment into cultural landscapes. Woody stems from softwoods, hardwood regeneration, and brush have begun to encroach on the fields and scenic vistas. The projects are part of an ongoing program to maintain Acadia's cultural landscapes and vistas. Additionally, viewsheds near Ship Harbor and Seawall will be thinned over the next few weeks.

The Maine Forest Service, Hancock County Regional Coordination Center, and communities in the vicinity will be notified of the impending ignition and potential for smoke impacts through the day.


For more information, call Fred Mason at (207) 288-8783.

 

Did You Know?

From atop Cadillac Mountain, the sun is just starting to rise over the Porcupine Islands.

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.