• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.


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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 »

Goods & Services




The park is surrounded by local communities, where many goods and services are available, including gas stations, grocery stores, and other stores. For more information, contact local chambers of commerce.


Post Offices


Post Offices can be found on Mount Desert Island, Schoodic Peninsula, and Islesford. For information on locations and operating hours, visit the United States Postal Service here.


Alcohol Policy


To help ensure your safety and the safety of other park visitors, the park's policy regarding the use and possession of alcohol is as follows:

  • Consuming alcohol in any public building, in parking lots and pull-outs, or on designated swim beaches (Sand Beach, Echo Lake, and the shoreline of Lake Wood) is prohibited.
  • Alcohol is also prohibited along the shoreline within 0.25 mile (0.4 km) of the cliff and swimming area known as Tyson Camp, Ranger Camp, or the Cliffs, located on the southeast end of Long Pond.
  • It is illegal to be in the park when under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances.
  • The possession of alcoholic beverages by a minor (less than 21 years old) is prohibited.

Did You Know?

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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...