December 05, 2016
National Park Service invites the public to an informational dialogue about Acadia National Park at Schoodic
The National Park Service and Acadia National Park Advisory Commission are hosting an informational dialogue about the management and use of the Schoodic District at Acadia National Park. The public is invited to join us for a conversation on Thursday, December 8, from 7 to 9 pm at Moore Hall at the Schoodic Education and Research Center in Winter Harbor.
November 30, 2016
Park Loop Road closes to motor vehicles for the season on December 1st
Park Loop Road will be closed to motor vehicles for the season starting December 1st, with the exception of the two-mile section from Sand Beach Entrance Station to Otter Cliff Road and the Jordan Pond area.
October 12, 2016
National Park Service announces preliminary concepts for the Acadia National Park Transportation Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) has announced preliminary concepts that identify a range of transportation and visitor use management strategies for the Acadia National Park Transportation Plan. Public open houses to hear feedback will be held on November 2nd and 3rd.
September 11, 2016
Man transported by LifeFlight from top of Champlain Mountain after fall in Acadia National Park
At approximately 10:45 am on September 10, 2016, Richard Cavalieri, 67, of Niantic, Connecticut, suffered a 15-foot fall while hiking down the Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park. At 11:45 am, the first park rangers and Mount Desert Island Search and Rescue team members arrived at the scene, which was located about one-quarter mile from the top of Champlain Mountain.
September 11, 2016
Damaged bus on summit road closes Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park
At approximately 2 pm on September 10, 2016, park rangers and the Bar Harbor Fire Department responded to a report of smoke coming from the rear of a motor coach traveling up Cadillac Summit Road. The driver of the motor coach, operated by Stagecoach Tours and Charters, stopped in the road about a half-mile from the top of the mountain to let passengers off to ensure their safety. Park rangers immediately closed the road to up-bound traffic to respond to the emergency and tow the damaged motor coach off the mountain.
September 08, 2016
Acadia National Park will offer a car-free morning on September 17
The National Park Service (NPS) invites visitors to enjoy a car-free morning on Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park from midnight to noon on Saturday, September 17. Island Explorer and park concessioner tour buses will operate on their regular schedules on the closed sections of Park Loop Road. The NPS will waive the park entrance fee for all visitors during the car-free morning.
September 05, 2016
Motorcycle accident in Acadia National Park results in fatality
On September 4, 2016, a man operating a motorcycle suffered a fatal crash while traveling down Cadillac Summit Road in Acadia National Park.
August 31, 2016
Improvements to Acadia National Park infrastructure to be completed this fall
Beginning on September 6, the National Park Service (NPS) will close Seawall Campground and certain visitor facilities at Sieur de Monts in Acadia National Park to complete major improvements to the septic systems that serve those areas.
August 30, 2016
National Park Service joins national traffic safety campaign at Acadia National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) is participating in a national traffic safety campaign to reduce impaired driving on roads in Acadia National Park and throughout the neighboring communities on Mount Desert Island.
May 03, 2016
Tourism to Acadia National Park in 2015 created $305 million in total economic benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that Acadia National Park’s 2.81 million visits in 2015 resulted in $248 million in total visitor spending in the local communities. That spending supported 3,878 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $305 million.
March 03, 2016
Rabies Found in a Raccoon at Sieur de Monts
The National Park Service recovered a dead raccoon near the restroom at Sieur de Monts in Acadia National Park this week and confirmed that it was infected with rabies.
March 01, 2016
Maine State Legislature Honors Acadia
The Maine State Legislature adopted a joint resolution in February commemorating the centennial of Acadia. State Senator Brian Langley (Senate District 7) introduced the resolution, and State Representative Brian L. Hubbell (House District 135) shepherded it through the House of Representatives.
February 16, 2016
Acadia National Park Launches Online Sale of Park Entrance Passes
The National Park Service (NPS) has launched a pilot program to sell entrance passes for Acadia National Park online through the “Your Pass Now” website (www.yourpassnow.com). Visitors to Acadia now have the convenience of purchasing—at no additional cost—annual and seven-day entrance passes in advance of their trip.
February 09, 2016
$68.3 Million in Deferred Maintenance
The National Park Service (NPS) this week released its fiscal year 2015 deferred maintenance statistics for national parks. The $11.9 billion nationwide total was up from the $11.49 billion reported at the end of fiscal year 2014. Acadia's portion of deferred maintenance backlog is approximately $68.3 million.
January 29, 2016
Acadia Receives Funding through the National Park Service Centennial Challenge Program
This week, the National Park Service announced $15 million in support of 69 projects in 63 parks. This includes $32,864 for outreach to fourth graders in Maine with ranger-led programs at Acadia National Park and Saint Croix Island International Historic Site. The funding for will be matched by Friends of Acadia (FOA).
April 28, 2015
Acadia Announces Centennial Challenge Projects- NPS Matches Friends of Acadia Funds for Historic Trails and Carriage Road Work
From trail repairs to new wayside interpretive panels, the National Park Service this week announced $26 million for more than 100 initiatives that will help parks prepare for centennial visitors. The National Park Service received a $10 million Congressional appropriation that was matched with $15.9 million from more than 90 partner organizations.
May 12, 2014
Acadia National Park Centennial Logo Unveiled
In preparation for the celebration of Acadia National Park's centennial in 2016, Acadia National Park (ANP) and Friends of Acadia (FOA) today unveiled the official Acadia Centennial Logo at a meeting of the Acadia Centennial Partners at the Ellsworth City Hall. The logo, designed by Catherine Breer of Freeport, Maine, was the winner of the nationwide Centennial Logo Contest sponsored by the partner organizations.