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Facility Closures

Operating Hours & Seasons

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Roads and Parking Lots

Schoodic Mountain Road and Ranger Cabin Road

Closed to all users (vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists) from the intersection of the Mountain Road to the Schoodic Head Trial Trailhead starting September 7th, 2023, until further notice.

Carriage Roads

No official closures at this time

 

Beaches

Sand Beach, Echo Lake Beach, and Lake Wood are monitored weekly for bacteria from June through August. Read more information on the bacteria monitoring program.

 
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Trails

Wildlife Closure

Effective March 1, areas including Jordan Cliffs Trail, Precipice Trail, and Valley Cove Trail will be closed to protect peregrine falcons

In order to protect peregrine falcons that are actively engaged in courtship activities and establishing a nesting site from inadvertent disturbance or harassment, these locations are closed to all visitor and operational activities. Research has shown that nesting falcons are particularly vulnerable to human disturbance in the immediate area of the nesting site or that appears directed at the nest site. Continued disturbances can lead to chick mortality or complete nest failure, which further slows the recovery of the species in Maine.

Information about the closure will be posted at all appropriate parking areas and trail heads as well as along some trails.

If the nesting attempt is successful and chicks fledge from the cliff, the opening of the closed area is expected in late July or early in August, unless park biologists determine the nesting attempt has failed and recommends opening the trail and cliff earlier than these projected opening dates.

Additional information is available at park visitor contact stations or at park headquarters.

 
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Portions of Ocean Path don't exist anymore after the Jan 10 winter storm. (NPS Photo)

Winter Storms January 2024

Scientists’ predictions of more frequent extreme weather events as a result of climate change were a reality for Acadia National Park this winter and spring. Sections of the park endured storm damage throughout multiple extreme storms. As the NPS continues to assess storm damage throughout the park, visitors should exercise caution while exploring.

  • About 200 feet of the right lane of the Schoodic Loop Road was undermined. The road remains passable and open to visitors.

  • Some hiking trails have had significant impacts, including sections of Ocean Path.

  • The railing and staircase leading to Sand Beach has been damaged by debris and storm surge. The sand dunes and cliff faces have eroded significantly.

  • Little Hunters Beach is closed. The lower potion of the wooden steps is washed out and there is significant erosion to the cliff face.

  • Otter Cove Causeway has damage to the riprap retaining wall with some undermining of the road. The park’s seasonal waterline is exposed and twisted for several hundred feet and could be damaged. The portion of Otter Cove Trail that traverses the causeway is destroyed.

  • Seawall Picnic Area experienced significant damage from debris and downed trees. Seawall Campground experienced significant damage from downed and hazard trees. Seawall Road (Route 102A) is closed at Seawall Pond due to pavement buckling. Maine DOT closed Seawall Road (Route 102A) at Seawall Pond due to pavement buckling until further notice..

  • Several locations in the park, including but not limited to Thompson Island Picnic Area, Park Loop Road, and Schoodic Loop Road, require debris clean up.

  • The foundation of the Blue Duck Ships Store next to the Islesford Historical Museum has been undermined.

  • Rockefeller Hall roof leak has caused portions of the interior to experience water damage to the ceiling and walls.

Acadia National Park staff continue to assess storm damage.

 
 
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    Last updated: June 14, 2024

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