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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.

Temporary Closures


Current Closures


Duck Brook Road, from the bridge to the West Street Extension, will be closed to vehicles until further notice because of the retaining wall failure. Bikes and pedestrian traffic are permitted.

Jordan Pond boat launch parking
March–June 27, 2014
No access to the boat launch parking or the boat ramp permitted. Access to the north lot (closest to Jordan Pond House) will generally remain open during construction but the whole lot will be closed during paving and grinding. No buses, RVs, or trailers will be permitted in the north lot during construction.

Echo Lake parking area
May 27-30, 2014
Due to weather conditions, Echo Lake parking area will be closed this week to finish paving, weather-permitting.

Construction Schedule
Stanley Brook Road
September 2–30, 2014
Brief delays due to crack sealing on Stanley Brook Road for two to three days. Closure for painting one night (9 pm–midnight). Alternating traffic with flaggers during construction.

Hulls Cove Visitor Center parking lot
September 2–30, 2014
Half of the lot will be closed at a time during paving and striping. Limited turning radius will prevent bus usage part of the time. Use bus parking behind the building.

Fish House Road bridge
For approximately 30 days, sometime after August 4, 2014
Fish House Road closed, one lane closure on Park Loop Road. Width restriction of 11 feet (3.35 m) on Park Loop Road.

Paradise Hill Road bridge (over Duck Brook Road)
For approximately 30-90 days, sometime after August 4, 2014
Alternating lane closure with traffic light and 11-foot (3.35 m) lane width restriction on Paradise Hill Road. Pedestrians and bicycles only under the bridge.

Kebo Brook by Gorge Trailhead bridge on Park Loop Road
For approximately 60 days, sometime after July 15, 2015
One lane traffic on Park Loop Road. Hiking trail beneath will be closed to passage. Trail work and construction will cause parking for the public to be closed.

ME 233, Paradise Hill Road Bridge
Lane closures in effect for approximately 30 days, after September 4, 2014
Alternating lane closure with traffic light on ME 233 and Park Loop Road. Height limits on ME 233: 13 feet 6 inches (4.11 m). Width limits over and under the bridge: 11 feet (3.35 m).

ME 3, Park Loop Road bridge near Blackwoods Campground (Day Mountain bridge)
Lane closures in effect for approximately 30 days above the bridge and 60 days below, sometime after September 4, 2014 (No winter work on ME 3)
Alternating lane closure with traffic light and width restrictions on ME 3. One lane closure on Park Loop Road. Bus height limit under the bridge is 11 feet 7 inches (3.53 m). Lane closures over and under the bridge will limit widths to 11 feet (3.35 m).

ME 3, Park Loop Road bridge at Sieur de Monts
April 20, 2015–June 29, 2015
One lane closure on both ME 3 and Park Loop Road. Alternating lane closures with traffic light on ME 3. All buses will be directed to use Schooner Head Road instead of Park Loop Road. Buses traveling from Cadillac Mountain to Sand Beach will travel through Bar Harbor. Buses that travel to Sieur de Monts via Park Loop Road will be directed onto ME 3, where they may head north and take the hairpin turn onto Schooner Head Road. This closure will not impact Island Explorer bus routes in late June 2015.

Frazer Creek Bridge on Schoodic Loop Road
Lane closures in effect for approximate 120 days, sometime after February 4, 2015
Alternating lane closure with traffic light and 11-foot (3.35 m) lane width restriction on Schoodic Loop Road. Frazer Point Picnic area closed October 2014–May 2015.

Seasonal Closures

Seasonal Closures


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.