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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.

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.

NPS

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.

NPS

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.

NPS

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

 
Light shines through a fern

Light shines through a fern.

NPS

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

 
museum

Museums

 
Islesford Museum exhibit

Islesford exhibits.

NPS

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.

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Sieur de Monts Nature Center

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

 
campground

Campgrounds

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

Blackwoods campsite.

NPS

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.

NPS

Seawall Campground
Open late May through September

 
Frog in pond.

Frog in pond.

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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?

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.