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Facility Closures

Hulls Cove Visitor Center

Hulls Cove Visitor Center is currently closed for renovations. Portable restrooms are available in the parking lot. The renovations removed the theatre; when the building reopens there will be no showing of the park movie.


Road and Parking Lot Closures

Bubble Pond Parking Lot

The Bubble Pond Parking Lot is closed to private vehicles when the Island Explorer bus is in operation. Visitors hiking the Cadillac West Face Trail can use the bus to return to where their vehicle is parked, or to meet other drivers that might be providing a shuttle back to another location.


Trail Closures

Wildlife Closure: Precipice Trail, Jordan Cliffs Trail, Valley Cove Trail

The Precipice Trail, Jordan Cliffs Trail, Valley Cove Trail, and a portion of the Orange & Black Path are closed to public entry until further notice. Park staff have observed adult peregrine falcons engaging in courtship and pre-nesting behavior.

Kurt Diederich's Climb

Repairs will take place on Kurt Diederich's Climb through July, from 6 am to 4:30 pm Mondays through Thursdays on Kurt Diederich's Climb. Alternative routes up Dorr Mountain include the Ladder Trail 0.5-miles farther south, Emery Path, and Homans Path, 0.3-miles north at Sieur de Monts

Valley Cove Trail

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)


Carriage Road Closures

Throughout the summer of 2019, carriage road bridges are scheduled for maintenace and historic restoration that may require intermittent closure.

Bypass for Little Harbor Brook Bridge between carriage road intersections 20/22



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For additional information, visit our Seasonal Closures and Operating Hours and Seasons pages.

Last updated: June 18, 2019

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