July 18, 2017
Comments on Preliminary Concepts for Transportation Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) has released the Public Comment Summary Report on Preliminary Concepts for the Acadia National Park Transportation Plan. The NPS is preparing the transportation plan to determine ways to provide safe and efficient transportation for visitors while ensuring the protection of park resources and values. The NPS prepared the preliminary concepts with input collected from the public during the information gathering phase of the plan from May to September 2015. The preliminary concepts describe a range of possible transportation and visitor use management strategies that may be included in the long-term management framework for Acadia.
June 20, 2017
Carriage Roads in Acadia National Park to be resurfaced
The National Park Service will be resurfacing 13 miles of the 45-mile carriage road system in Acadia National Park beginning on Tuesday, June 20. Sections of the carriage roads in the vicinity of Jordan Pond, Wildwood Stables, and Bubble Pond will be closed on a rolling basis during weekdays from 7 am to 5 pm through September to complete the work. The carriage roads will be open at all other times including weekends and federal holidays. Visitors should be aware of equipment and materials that will be stored on the carriage roads, and watch for trucks traveling to and from the work sites along the open sections of carriage roads.
May 15, 2017
Acadia National Park Advisory Commission meeting postponed
The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission meeting scheduled for June 5 has been postponed.
May 02, 2017
Tourism to Acadia National Park in 2016 created $333 million in total economic benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that Acadia National Park’s 3.3 million visits in 2016 resulted in $274 million in total visitor spending in the local region. That spending supported about 4,200 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $333 million.
April 27, 2017
Acadia National Park is set to conduct prescribed fire burns
The National Park Service (NPS) is planning to conduct a number of prescribed fire burns in Acadia National Park through June 1 and again from September 1 to November 30, 2017, provided weather and fuel conditions meet the conditions established in the park’s prescribed fire plan. The purpose of the prescribed fire burns is to perpetuate native plant species and open space landscapes by preventing the successional invasion of grasslands by shrubs and trees. The prescribed fire burns will also reduce natural hazard fuels, which will help minimize fire risk to park and adjacent lands.
April 26, 2017
Acadia National Park relocates visitor services from park headquarters to Hulls Cove Visitor Center
The National Park Service (NPS) will be relocating some of the visitor services offered at Acadia National Park headquarters to the Hulls Cove Visitor Center from May 1 through October 31, 2017. The NPS will direct visitors seeking park information and entrance passes to the Hulls Cove Visitor Center to avoid the confusion and congestion of park headquarters during the summer and fall.
March 22, 2017
Peregrine falcons nest in Acadia National Park
Peregrine falcons are again defending nesting territories at the Precipice, Jordan, and Valley Cove cliffs in Acadia National Park. The National Park Service has closed the cliffs and associated trails to public entry to protect the peregrine falcons from inadvertent disturbance or harassment during the nesting period.
March 22, 2017
National Park Service launches pilot program to manage traffic in Acadia National Park
As many as five uniformed Visitor Service Assistants will be assigned to key locations in the park, including Cadillac Mountain, Jordan Pond, and Sand Beach, at times when traffic congestion and parking challenges are most likely to occur. Their duties will include providing visitor information, assisting with traffic control, collecting visitor use data, assisting with park entrance pass compliance, and helping park rangers as needed.