• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.


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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.

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?

The wide carriage road is lined by the spring foliage of birch trees.

Acadia National Park's carriage road system, built by John D. Rockefeller Jr., has been called “the finest example of broken stone roads designed for horse-drawn vehicles still extant in America.” Today, you can hike or bike 45 miles of these scenic carriage roads in the park.