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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.


Trail Closures

Valley Cliff Trail

Starting Thu Aug 1, the Valley Cliff Trail between the Valley Cove Fire Road and the Man of War Brook Fire Road will be closed for trail work. The closure area encompasses Valley Peak Trail, Valley Cove Trail, and lands to the west of Valley Cove Road.

Jordan Cliffs Trail

Until further notice, the Jordan Cliffs Trail across from the cliffs will be closed for extensive trail work, 7 am to 4:30 pm, each Monday through Thursday. The Penobscot Mountain Trail, Penobscot East Trail, the carriage road on the west side of Jordan Pond, and the carriage road from Intersection 14 to Penobscot Mountain Trail will all remain open.

Kurt Diederich's Climb

Repairs will take place on Kurt Diederich's Climb through August, 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 to reopen the trail later this autumn. 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)

Graphic describing carriage road construction

Carriage Road Closures

Throughout the summer of 2019, carriage road bridges are scheduled for maintenace and historic restoration that may require intermittent closures of certain sections of road or bridges. Check back to this page for updates.

  • Starting Mon Aug 19, a new culvert will be installed at Intersection 2 of the park carriage road system, located between Hulls Cove Visitor Center and Witch Hole Pond. The site will remain open for visitors during construction.

Facility Closures

The Frazer Point pier will be closed for upgrades from Wed July 17 into mid-September. The upgrades will remove and replace the decaying wooden deck, and make the pier accessible by adding a ramp.




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

Last updated: August 16, 2019

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