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Facility Closures

Operating Hours & Seasons

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

Carriage Road Closures

Map of Storm Damage Carriage Road Closures

Carriage Roads Closed Due To Storm Damage

The following carriage roads segments are closed between noted intersections: 11 & 10, 12 & 10, 14 & 10. The list may expand further. Repairs are underway.

Inundated trench cut across a gravel carriage road next to a raging creek bed

NPS Photo by Heather Cooney

Repairs Underway

It may take two months 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.


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.


Bike Path Closures

Map of bike path closures on Schoodic Peninsula

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.

Map of Maple Spring Trail closure
Map of Maple Spring Trail closure

Trail Closures

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 bus is in operation.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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 –

  • People who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • All people, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask on all forms of public transportation.

This summer will be especially busy for many national parks. 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: June 23, 2021

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