• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.

    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • Temporary Road Closure

    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 »

  • 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.

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.
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Automobile

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.

 

Safety

 

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.