• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.


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  • Temporary Road Closure

    A section of the Western Mtn Road in Southwest Harbor will be closed until 8/18 while park crews replace a culvert with a new fish-friendly open bottom culvert. For more information and a map visit our Getting Around Page. More »

  • 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.

Outdoor Activities

Routes, maps and regulations.


Where to go and what to look for.


Regulations and docks.


Hand-over-hand safety and regulations.


EarthCache Program
Exploring the park with GPS.


Licenses, locations, and lines.


Trails and maps.


Horseback Riding
Giddy-up on the horse-happy trails.


Leaf Peeping
Reds, golds, and oranges, oh my!


Locations: tables, and fireplaces.


Scenic Drives
From Otter Cliffs to Cadillac Mountain, take in the views.


Grab your floaty and dive in.


When the sea is away, the creatures come out to play.


We are gathered here today...


Winter Activities
Ski, snowmobile, skijor, and more!

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.