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.
Park Loop Road and Hulls Cove Visitor Center to Open
Contact: Wanda Moran, 207-288-8804
Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park is scheduled to open on April 15. Road crews are out on the road this week clearing the ice and snow, and are hopeful that they’ll be able to have it ready to open completely, but because of the late snow some parts may still be closed on that day.
Hulls Cove Visitor Center in Acadia National Park will open on Friday, April 13. Hours for the visitor center will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. In addition to informational services, the visitor center features an audiovisual orientation program every half-hour. Educational material, including books and maps, may be purchased at the Eastern National sales area. For those who cannot walk the 52 steps to the visitor center, there is an accessible entrance. When entering from Route 3, this entrance is reached by going straight at the four way stop instead of turning right into the visitor center parking lot.
At this time, all hiking trails are open with the exception of three where peregrine falcons are nesting. They are the Precipice trail, Jordan Cliff Trail, and the northern part of the Flying Mountain trail. Caution is advised on the open trails, as there may still be ice on some.
For more information on specific road openings and conditions of trails and carriage roads, call 288-3338 and press “0”, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Did You Know?
From late May to early October, park rangers at Acadia National Park offer a variety of programs to suit every interest and activity level. Programs include walks, talks, hikes, narrated boat cruises, bike rides, and more. Check out the Beaver Log for a schedule of programs. More...