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    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • Carriage Roads Closed

    All park carriage roads are closed until further notice to prevent damage during the spring thaw. For more information: (207) 288-3338

  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

    Precipice Cliff and Valley Cove areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »

  • Blackwoods Campground is open

    Blackwoods Campground is open and is sites are available by self-registration at the campground. More »

  • 2014 Season Openings

    Park Loop Rd, Cadillac Mountain Rd, & Hulls Cove Visitor Center is open. Call (207) 288-3338 or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AcadiaNPS) for more information More »

  • Jordan Pond boat ramp parking lot is closed for construction

    It's scheduled to reopen on June 28. There may be intermittent openings at the discretion of the contractor. The North Lot parking area will remain open for access to the Jordan Pond House Restaurant & hiking & biking trails.

Ranger Minutes - Tips and Information

Park ranger sits on rocks.

Ranger Therese wants you to enjoy the trails.

Plan Your Hike
Videocast - Windows Media (6,388 KB) or Quicktime (2,021 KB)
Duration - 1 minute 37 seconds

Park Ranger Therese reminds you about things to consider when you plan a hike in Acadia.
 
Park ranger with bike stands near carriage road sign.

Learn how to bike safely from Ranger Chris.

Biking Safety
Videocast - Windows Media (5,147 KB) or Quicktime (2,235 KB)
Duration - 1 minute 40 seconds

Park Ranger Chris explains the rules of the road for bicycling throughout the park.
 
Park ranger crouches at the side of a tidepool.

Ranger Pete provides tips for tidepooling.

Tidepooling Tips
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Duration - 1 minute 35 seconds

Park Ranger Pete helps you safely explore the fascinating world of tidepools.

 
Park ranger stands on cobblestone beach

Ranger Chris guides your introduction to cobblestones.

Cobblestones of Acadia
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Duration - 2 minutes 33 seconds

Park Ranger Chris shows us what is special about enjoying the rocky shores of Acadia.

 
Park ranger stands outside park vehicle.

Ranger Therese shares tips for safe driving in the park.

Acadia Traffic Safety
Videocast - Windows Media (5,110 KB) or Quicktime (5,708 KB)
Duration - 2 minutes 40 seconds

Park Ranger Therese discusses traffic safety issues in the park.

 
Park ranger stands outside vehicle.

Ranger Chris discusses pets in Acadia.

Pets in Acadia
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Duration - 2 minutes 54 seconds

Park Ranger Chris shares ways to best experience the park with your pet.

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.