Current Conditions


Park Closure


Map of road reconstruction plans for 2018
Outbound traffic from Bar Harbor will be detoured through the park to Eagle Lake Road and Route 102, or to Paradise Hill Road (Park Loop Road).

Maine DOT graphic

Expect Construction Detours Through Park

Phase two of the reconstruction of Route 3 in Bar Harbor is scheduled to begin in mid-April 2018. During construction, Route 3 will be one-way inbound to Bar Harbor between the park’s Hulls Cove Entrance and Route 233 (Eagle Lake Road).Outbound traffic from Bar Harbor will be detoured via Route 233 or the Park Loop Road (between Route 233 and the Hulls Cove Entrance). All unauthorized commercial vehicles are required to use the Route 233 detour instead of the Park Loop Road.

Throughout the project, drivers will be informed and guided by flaggers, signs, and other traffic control devices. Access to businesses and residences will be maintained. Drivers should plan ahead and allow extra time for travel.

Find up-to-date information on the Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) website.



Alert 1 , Severity ,closure ,, Wild Gardens closed starting June 12

► Western Mountain Roads, including Seal Cove Road, will be delayed in opening. Lurvey Spring Road was hard hit this winter and will be delayed longest, with the potential of not opening to motor vehicles at all. Read a Press Release.

Sand Beach will not have water until May 25, but a vault toilet is available and open for public use.

► Spring opening of the Frazer Creek Restroom will be delayed, perhaps until May 15. The Frazer Picnic Area is open and visitors will be notified that the nearest bathroom/toilet vault is at the Schoodic Woods Parking Area.

► The tea lawn at Jordan Pond House is closed for a lawn rehabilitation project. Current plans call for the project to be complete in June 2018.

► Rehabilitate Duck Harbor Pier, Isle au Haut -- The project is expected to be complete before the resumption of ferry service in June.

► Rehabilitate Check-in Station at Seawall Campground -- Work is set to conclude by May 18, while the building is closed for the season.

► Rehabilitate Camp Sites at Wildwood Stables -- Work is set to conclude by May 18, while the stables are scheduled to be closed for winter.

► Replace Blackwoods Water Tank -- Work provides a new 47,000-gallon stand pipe to replace a water tank at the campgrounds, which also serves sites at Fabbri Picnic Area and Sand Beach.


Long Term

Valley Cove Trail has been closed since July 2016 due to severely damaged and deteriorated walls, stone steps, and tread support structures. Planning is underway for possible repair work in summer 2018. The trail is located between Flying Mountain and Man O' War Brook, on the east side St. Sauveur Mountain, along Somes Sound. (The Flying Mountain Trail is open.)

Winter at the Jordan Pond Gatehouse
Winter at the Jordan Pond Gatehouse.



Whether sunny, snowy, foggy, icy, or anything in between weather at Acadia can change quickly. Be prepared and check the weather before traveling. For forecasts and advisories visit our Weather page or the National Weather Service.

Water and ice flood a building and surrounding area
Sieur de Monts Nature Center on Jan 25, 2018

NPS Photo by Lynne Dominy

Winter Flooding at Nature Center

Winter storms and flooding encased the Sieur de Monts Nature Center, parking lots, bathroom structures, Spring House, and Wild Gardens of Acadia in more than a foot of water and ice. Thankfully, the facilities were able to open as expected for visitors this spring.

Last updated: May 9, 2018

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PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


(207) 288-3338

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