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  • Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm

    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.

  • Bubble Pond Carriage Road closure

    Bubble Pond Carriage Road will be closed to all traffic Monday 9/15- Wednesday 9/17 from the parking lot to Triad-Day Mountain Bridge. More »

Scenic Driving

Driving along Ocean Drive
The Park Loop Road south of Sand Beach offers some of the best coastal views in the park. A section of the road here stays open all year, even when the rest of the Park Loop Road is closed for the winter.
NPS/Ginny Reams

Park Loop Road


The scenic 27-mile (43 km) scenic loop begins at Hulls Cove Visitor Center and offers access to Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Otter Cliffs, Jordan Pond, and Cadillac Mountain. Most of Park Loop Road closes for the winter (December - April 15). For more information, visit Road Closures.

To download a map, click here.

Bridge clearances:

  • Stanley Brook Entrance: 10 feet 4 inches (3.1 m)
  • Sieur de Monts: 12 feet 2 inches (3.7 m)
  • Fabbri Picnic Area: 11 feet 6 inches (3.5 m)
  • Blackwoods Campground: 11 feet 8 inches (3.5 m)
  • Wildwood Stables: 13 feet (3.9 m)

Park entrance fees are collected at the entrance station one mile (1.6 km) north of Sand Beach on Park Loop Road. Entrance fees are require to enter any portion of the park.




Federal law requires you to wear seat belts while driving in a national park.

Please obey all speed limits. Unless otherwise indicated, the maximum speed limit in the park is 35 mph (56 km/h).


Other Drives


State and country roads may offer scenic views. The loop road located on the Schoodic Peninsula offers views of the rugged coast.

Did You Know?

A Passamaquoddy birchbark basket with the image of a moose on it

The Passamaquoddy Kit is an educational tool for teachers to help teach students about Passamaquoddy culture in Maine. The kit is a collaboration between the Abbe Museum and Acadia National Park staff.