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Carriage Road Closures
Carriage Road Closed Due To Storm Damage
The carriage road segment between intersections 12 and 10 remains closed following a severe storm on June 9. Repairs are underway.
Eagle Lake Carriage Road Construction Continues
An ongoing construction project will limit access to the Eagle Lake Carriage Road into September for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders. Individual segments around the lake may reopen as they become available.
See also a press release.
Pedestrian Detour Begins Week of Aug 9
Due to scheduled resurfacing and the presence of heavy equipment, a pedestrian detour is planned around a section of carriage road between Intersections 6 and 9 starting the week of Aug 9. The detour will be flagged and cleared of debris but not improved beyond pedestrian use. Cyclists will need to walk their bikes. Visitors with e-Bikes and bikes with trailer attachments may have some difficulty pushing them through this terrain.
Carriage Road Closed to Horses During Bridge Repairs
A section of carriage road between intersections 14 and 21, southwest of Jordan Pond, will be closed to horses from Aug 9 into October while repairs are underway to the Cliffside Bridge.
Efforts continue to stabilize and repair damage to historic carriage roads from a severe storm June 9. All culverts and drainages were overwhelmed. Three layers of road were removed at multiple locations.
Bike Path Closures
Schoodic Peninsula Bike Paths
About half of bike paths on Schoodic Peninsula have reopened following repairs of damage from a severe storm June. 9. Segments that remain closed include: from intersections 5 to 6 to 7; from intersection 6 east to the Loop Road.
Wildlife Closure: Peregrine Falcon Nesting
The Jordan Cliffs Trail, Precipice Trail, Valley Cove Trail, and a portion of the Orange & Black Path are closed to public entry until further notice to limit disturbance of wildlife through Peregrine Falcon nesting season. See also a press release
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.
Road and Parking Lot Closures
Western Mountain Roads
Lurvey Spring Road remains closed due to damage from winter storms.
Bubble Pond Parking Lot
The Bubble Pond Parking Lot is closed to private vehicles when the Island Explorer is in operation.
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. Consistent with CDC recommendations, all people, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all buildings and on all forms of enclosed public transportation within Acadia National Park. Visitors to parks in areas of substantial or high transmission, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask.
This summer will be especially busy for many national parks. Make sure you’re ready for your visit by checking the park website to begin planning your trip. Public health measures are in place across the National Park System including capacity limits, entrance reservations, one-way trails and/or temporary closures in response to local conditions. While most of the 423 national parks are available to visitors, some may not have the ability to offer the level of service available before the pandemic. Check with individual park websites or download the NPS App for specific details about their operations, and please recreate responsibly.
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Last updated: July 31, 2021