U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are permanently disabled may be eligible for the Interagency Access Pass. This free, lifetime admission pass is valid at National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, US Army Corps of Engineers, and Bureau of Reclamation sites.
Service animals are allowed in all park facilities and on all park trails unless closed by order of the superintendent. National Park Service policy defines a service animal as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. The tasks performed by the animal must be directly related to the person’s disability. Emotional support, therapy, comfort or companion animals are not considered service animals.
Air pollution produced in eastern states is often carried into Maine by the wind. Park staff monitor ozone levels so that they can issue ozone advisories when levels are harmful to people with respiratory conditions. For more information call (207) 288-3338.
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Wheelchair Accessible Carriage is available in Acadia
In 2022, Carriages of Acadia, the operator of the Wildwood Stables in Acadia National Park, and the park received a new, custom-built wheelchair accessible carriage. The carriage has a ramp on the back that should be accessible to most types of wheelchairs. Several additional passengers may join on the bench seats.
Information about the tours offered at Wildwood Stables is available on the Carriages of Acadia website. Reservations can be made by calling 877-276-3622 or 207-276-5721. Prices for tours vary depending on the length of tour and number of people. It is recommended that you call well in advance of the date you would like to reserve as spaces are limited.
The carriage was made possible through the generosity of the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation.
Video Experience Accomodation
From mid-June to mid-September, ranger-led boat tours of Baker Island are offered to the public. A tour ship leaves Bar Harbor and a smaller skiff with a boat ramp is used to land on Baker Island. Since this skiff isn't accessible to people who have mobility impairments, the park produced a 29-minute video of the tour as an abridged, equitable alternative experience.
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Each summer, from mid-June through mid-September, a local company offers a five-hour boat cruise to Baker Island interpreted by an NPS park ranger. A short trip on a motorized launch is required to complete the journey, however. Since some visitors with mobility impairments may not be able to participate in the experience, the NPS commissioned this video by Will Greene, a local filmmaker.
Learn about travelling to Acadia with your service animal.
Check out wheelchair accessible and mobility friendly spots throughout the park.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Learn about ASL and other services for Deaf and hard of hearing visitors.
Blind & Low Vision
Learn about accessibility services for visitors with visual impairments.
Last updated: May 12, 2023