• 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 »

Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitor Center

Visitor Centers

Three visitors explore the 3-D map of the island at the visitor center. Books are on display in the sales area.

Exploring 3D relief model of the island.


Hulls Cove Visitor Center
April 15 - October 31, open daily
April, May, June, September, and October: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
July & August: 8 am - 6 pm

Fall colors

Fall Colors in Acadia.


Park Headquarters
8 am to 4:30 pm
November - December: daily (except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas)
January - February: Monday-Friday
March 1 - April 14: daily
April 15 - October 31: Monday-Friday

Winter in Acadia

Winter in Acadia.


Thompson Island Information Center
mid-May through mid-October: hours vary

Light shines through a fern

Light shines through a fern.


Village Green Information Center
June 23 - Columbus Day: 8 am - 5 pm



Islesford Museum exhibit

Islesford exhibits.


Islesford Historical Museum
June 16 - August 31: daily, 11 am to 4 pm

September 1 - September 30: daily, 9 am to 3 pm except Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm
Call 207-288-3338 for more information.

Lily on pond

Lily on pond.


Sieur de Monts Nature Center

May: open on weekends
June-early October: open daily
9 am - 5 pm



Wooded campsite includes tent, fire grate, and picnic table.

Blackwoods campsite.


Blackwoods Campground
Open year-round
December - March: primitive walk-in camping only (permit required)

Eagle Lake with mountains in background at sunrise

Eagle Lake at sunrise.


Seawall Campground
Open late May through September

Frog in pond.

Frog in pond.


Duck Harbor Campground (Isle au Haut)
Open May 15 - October 15 (permit required)

Seasonal Closures

Seasonal Closures


Park Loop Road
Closed December 1 - April 14, 2014. Two short sections remain open year-round.

Unpaved Roads
Closed November 15 - May 15, 2014. For current conditions visit Road Closures.
Visit Trail Closures for information on closures associated with protecting nesting birds.

Winter Restrooms
The following restrooms are open during winter operations:

  • Brown Mountain Parking Area
  • Eagle Lake Boat Ramp
  • Eagle Lake Carriage Road
  • Fabbri Picnic Area
  • Jordan Pond Boat Ramp
  • Parkman Mountain Parking Area
  • Sand Beach Parking Area
For a map of these restrooms, click here.

Did You Know?

From atop Cadillac Mountain, the sun is just starting to rise over the Porcupine Islands.

Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States. During certain times of the year, it is the first place in the U.S. to see sunrise.