• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.

    Acadia

    National Park Maine

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • 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.

  • Bubble Pond Carriage Road closure

    Bubble Pond Carriage Road will be closed to all traffic Monday 9/15- Wednesday 9/17 from the parking lot to Triad-Day Mountain Bridge. More »

Spring 2014 prescribed burn plans for Acadia National Park

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
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?

The wide carriage road is lined by the spring foliage of birch trees.

Acadia National Park's carriage road system, built by John D. Rockefeller Jr., has been called “the finest example of broken stone roads designed for horse-drawn vehicles still extant in America.” Today, you can hike or bike 45 miles of these scenic carriage roads in the park.