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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.

Getting Around




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 and map of road closures and restrictions due to construction, check our Temporary Closures page.

Temporary Closure: A section of the Western Mountain Road that leads to the Reservoir and Mill Field in Southwest Harbor will remain closed for repairs through Tuesday, August 19. All other roads in the area are open at this time. The heavy rains have left soft ground over the culvert repairs. To allow crews to complete the repairs and to ensure safe passage of vehicles the road will remain closed until early next week. Click here for a map of the closure.

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)


Vehicle and Bus Rules and Restrictions


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

Did You Know?

Cobblestone Bridge, faced with rounded cobblestones, has a stream running underneath.

The historic carriage road system at Acadia National Park features 17 stone-faced bridges spanning streams, waterfalls, cliffs, and roads. The design of each bridge, such as Cobblestone Bridge, is unique.