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.
NPS/Todd M. Edgar
Each year, thousands of raptors from Maine and Canada travel south along the eastern coastline on their migration to warmer areas for the winter. As part of the HawkWatch program, rangers and volunteers watch for and record passing raptors from a vantage point atop Cadillac Mountain. Their data help researchers determine the status of the raptor population.
Although HawkWatch has ended for the 2006 season, you can still hear about the raptors that passed through Acadia during their migration by listening to the following audiocasts recorded by Lindsey Fenderson, an Acadia volunteer.
To listen to the HawkWatch audiocasts, just click on the links below. The audio (mp3) files should open in the default media program of your computer. (Text versions of these audiocasts are also available.) However, if you would like notification of all of the latest audiocasts as well as breaking news in the park, consider subscribing to the Acadia news feed.
Most Recent Audiocast:
Hawkwatch Update - 10.10.06 (3,455 KB)
Hawkwatch Introduction with Lora Haller (495 KB)
Hawkwatch Update - 08.29.06 (3,915 KB)
Hawkwatch Update - 09.05.06 (3,501 KB)
Hawkwatch Update - 09.12.06 (3,058 KB)
Hawkwatch Update - 09.19.06 (3,223 KB)
Hawkwatch Update - 09.26.06 (2,886 KB)
Hawkwatch Update - 10.03.06 (3,439 KB)
Did You Know?
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.