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COVID-19 Precautions in Acadia

As the National Park Service monitors and responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health to use the latest science to guide our decision making.

Masking requirements will vary by park based on local conditions. Learn more about CDC guidance and COVID-19 Community Levels

Access to Acadia National Park is as follows:

  • Masks are required in indoor spaces


Learn more about the National Park Service response to COVID-19.

 

Construction on Duck Brook Motor Road Bridge

Starting May 16, the National Park Service will start work on the Duck Brook Motor Road Bridge. Traffic will be reduced to one lane, with traffic control lights posted at each end. Expect minor delays when traveling across the bridge.

Workers will be repointing stones, mainly on the western, exterior side of the bridge. This project will also reconstruct the interior safety walkways, lighting system and internal concrete structures including drainages. Work is expected to be finished later this summer.

The Duck Brook Motor Road Bridge is a triple arch concrete cast-in-place bridge with concrete cast in place spanning the deep Duck Brook ravine. The bridge, constructed in 1950-53, is hollow and faced with rough cut granite. The bridge is the last major bridge constructed in the park as part of the historic motor road.
 

Wildlife Closure

Starting March 1 until further notice, the Jordan Cliffs Trail, Precipice Trail, Valley Cove Trail and a portion of the Orange & Black Path will close to protect peregrine falcons from human disturbance or harassment during an annual nesting period. Learn more about decades of Peregine Falcon Recovery in Acadia.

 
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Composite image of wildlife closure maps
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Facility Closures

Operating Hours & Seasons

Find a detailed list of park facility opening and closing dates for 2021

Road and Parking Lot Closures

Seasonal (winter) road closures are in effect. Please visit our Visiting in Winter page for thorough description of what roads are open.

 
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Will Newton/Friends of Acadia

Carriage Roads open to walking, biking and horsebackriding.

  • Based on current conditions, the historic carriage roads are open for walking, biking and horsebackriding.
 

Schoodic Peninsula Bike Paths

The NPS will be making repairs to bike paths on Schoodic Peninsula starting April 21 through May 20. Any bike path closures will be noted with signage. This work is to repair damage caused during storms in June 2020.

 
map of closure along Great Head Trail
Map of closure along Great Head Trail

Trail Closures

Great Head Trail

A section of the Great Head Trail starting at the stairs from Sand Beach is closed from 6 am to 4:30 pm Mondays through Thursdays until further notice. Acadia's trail crew is rehabilitating the trail and addressing erosion.

Hikers will not be able to hike this short section safely while the work is in progress, but they can access other sections of the loop. We expect the work to take three to four weeks to complete.
The full Great Head Trail is open in the evenings and Friday through Sunday.

 
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Map of closure along Beech West Ridge Trail.
Beech West Ridge Trail
A section of the Beech West Ridge Trail southwest of the summit and north of the Valley Trail is closed from 6:00am to 4:30pm Mondays through Thursdays until further notice. Acadia's trail crew is rehabilitating the trail to control erosion and to stabilize the cultural character of this Civilian Conservation Corps trail.

Hikers will not be able to safely hike this section while the work is in progress, but can access Beech Mountain Summit and other trails on the mountain. We expect the work to take about 10 weeks to complete.

The full Beech West Ridge Trail is open in the evenings and Friday through Sunday.
 
Map of Maple Spring Trail closure
Map of Maple Spring Trail closure

Maple Spring Trail

The Maple Spring Trail is closed from the Grandgent Trail on Gilmore Peak to the intersection with the carriage road. This trail was heavily damaged in a severe storm on June 9. Work is required to a section of trail that is narrow with no ability to bypass or maintain appropriate safe distance from trail workers. Hikers can still access the summit of Gilmore and Sargent Mountain through the Grandgent Trail or Hadlock Brook Trail.


 

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Last updated: May 11, 2022

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