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    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 »

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    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.

Park Loop Road and Hulls Cove Visitor Center to Open

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Date: April 10, 2007
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?

A girl stands along the stone steps of the Kurt Diederich Path in this historic image taken around 1920.

Acadia National Park contains more than 120 miles of historic hiking trails. Many of these trails were established by local village improvement societies in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today many of the historic features, such as stonework, are still visible.