• 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.

Plan Your Visit

Sunrise on Cadillac Mountain

Sunrise on Cadillac Mountain.


By air, land, or water travel to the park.

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

Exploring a 3D display of the the island.


Operating Hours & Seasons
Explore visitor centers and museums.

Snowy evergreens against a blue sky.

Snowy evergreens against a blue sky.


Current Conditions
Openings, closures, weather, and seasonal activities.

Fall colors on a mountain

Fall colors in the park.


Fees & Reservations
Entrance fees, passes, and permits.

Small welk shell on the beach.

Small welk shell on the beach.


Where to go, things to do, and best activities when accessibility is on your mind.

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

A wooded campsite showing a tent, fire grate, and picnic table.


Eating & Sleeping
Where to eat, camp, and lodge.

Climbers at base of Otter Cliff.

Climbers at the base of Otter Cliff.


Things to Do
Explore indoors and out!

Man taking photos along the rocky shore.

Photographing the sights.


Things to Know Before You Come
Pets, getting around, and weather.

Light shines through a fern

Light through a fern.


Maps, newspapers, and bulletins.

Did You Know?

Image of the Guide's Guide cover

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...