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    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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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.

  • Construction updates

    Construction is continuing throughout the park. More information can be found on our Temporary Closures page. More »

Principle 7: Be Considerate of Others

Leash Your Dog

  • Unleashed dogs may intimidate other hikers, especially children, and ruin the experience of peace and quiet sought by visitors. Taking a leashed dog into Acadia is a privilege that is not available in all national parks; help keep it that way.

Let Nature’s Sounds Prevail

  • Keep a quiet profile. Noise invades a sense of solitude and obscures natural sounds. Use cell phones or radios for emergencies only. If you must use them, be discrete; other visitors don't want to hear your conversation.

Yield to Other Hikers

  • Choose a durable surface and step aside before the other person.

Keep Your Group Small

  • Large groups increase the perception of crowding, are noisier, and impact the environment more than smaller groups.
  • If you have a group of ten or more, consider breaking into smaller groups or take different routes. If you rejoin for a rest break, be sure to use a durable surface that is large enough for the whole group.
  • Recommended maximum group sizes:
    • Hiking trails – 10 persons
    • Carriage roads – 10 persons
    • Sea kayaking/island use – 12 persons
    • Rock climbing – 12 persons
    • Off-trail use – 6 persons
  • Less is more!
 

When you are not home and not alone, courtesy is cool.

Did You Know?

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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...