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    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

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

  • Cultural Connections programs rescheduled for 7/16/2014 due to weather

    Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.

  • 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.

Getting Around

 
bus

Bus

 

Island Explorer June 23 through early October
Provides service between park destinations, local communities, and Bar Harbor-Hancock County Regional Airport. Regularly scheduled buses stop at destinations in the park, including campgrounds, carriage road entrances, and many trailheads. You can also flag down buses along their route; drivers will pick up passengers anywhere it is safe to stop. For information about bus schedules visit a park contact station, or Island Explorer's website.

 
Seasonal Closures

Road Closures

 
For a schedule of road closures and restrictions due to construction, check our Temporary Closures page.

Park Loop Road closed: December through April 14, 2014. Most of Park Loop Road, including the road to Cadillac Mountain, is closed. Two short sections of Park Loop Road remain open all year:
  • Scenic one-mile (1.6 km) section along the ocean: Access via Schooner Head Road, two miles (3.2 km) south of downtown Bar Harbor
  • Access to Jordan Pond: Access via Route 3 and Jordan Pond Road in Seal Harbor.

The brochure, Winter in Acadia, contains a map showing the open sections of the Park Loop Road.

Paved Roads closed: December through April 14, 2014.

  • Beech Mountain Road Parking Area
  • Duck Brook Road from Duck Brook Bridge to West Street Extension
  • Great Meadow Drive
  • Kebo Street (park-owned section only)
  • Schooner Head Road (southern end)
  • Stanley Brook Road
  • West Street Extension (park-owned section only)


Unpaved Roads closed: November 15 through May 14, 2014

  • Long Pond Road
  • Lurvey Spring Road
  • Seal Cove Road
  • Western Mountain Road
  • Schoodic Head Road (Schoodic Peninsula)

 
Automobile

Vehicle and Bus Rules and Restrictions

 

Bus/Coach Rules
For information on road restrictions for buses and motor coaches, click here.

Did You Know?

Image of the Guide's Guide cover

The Guide's Guide to Acadia National Park, originally created to share important information about the park's facilities and natural and cultural resources with commercial guides, is available to the public on this website. The guide contains everything you would want to know about the park. More...