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.
Ranger Minute - In-Depth
Videocast - Windows Media (8.07 MB)
Duration - 4 minutes
Join Ranger Matt on his journey from the shore to the mountainside as he explains the creation of Acadia's dynamic coast.
Signs of Wildlife
Park Ranger Marc reminds us to look not only for wildlife but also the signs they leave behind.
Acadia's Night Sky
Visiting Park Scientist Chad Moore stands atop Cadillac to survey the other half of the park—the night. Night sky images from Acadia and other parks can be found at the National Park Service Natural Lightscapes website.
Did You Know?
Since 1999, propane-powered Island Explorer buses have carried more than two million passengers in Acadia National Park, eliminating more than 685,000 automobile trips and preventing 6,444 tons of greenhouse gases. The fare-free buses are supported by your entrance fees. More...