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Facility Closures

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

Carriage Road Closures

 
Map of 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.

 
Map of a detour around carriage road construction

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.

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

NPS Photo by Heather Cooney

Repairs Underway

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

 
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 is in operation.

 
Graphic of ranger wearing face mask

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, 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.

Open at Limited Capacity: Hulls Cove Visitor Center is currently restricted to 25 people. You can also talk to a ranger at Information Tables outside the visitor center entrance.
Closed: Sieur de Monts Nature Center is closed. You can also talk to a ranger at the Information Table at the nature center entrance.

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.

Whether seeking wide-open spaces or exploring a historic urban neighborhood, visitors should follow CDC guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and adopt the following recreate responsibly tips:

  • Know before you go. Visit NPS.gov/findapark for current park conditions and availability of restrooms and other facilities. Make a plan, follow the 10 Essentials, and if you are sick, stay home.
  • Keep it close. Follow state, tribal, and local orders of where you’re traveling. The NPS is working closely with public health professionals to make operational changes and adapt to changing conditions.
  • Keep your distance. Follow the CDC's social distancing guidelines and stay at least six feet away from other people. If you are not fully vaccinated, wear a mask indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Know your limits. Postpone challenging hikes or trying new activities while first responders, parks, and communities continue to concentrate on responding to the pandemic.
  • Keep it with you. If you brought it, take it with you. Trash pickup and restroom facilities will continue to be limited in many park areas. Follow Leave No Trace principles.
  • Keep it inclusive. Be an active part of making our nation’s parks and public lands safe and welcoming for all identities and abilities.
  • The NPS conducts thousands of search and rescues servicewide each year, many of which could be avoided with visitors planning and making responsible decisions. During the ongoing health crisis, it’s critical that we make wise choices to keep our national park rangers and first responders out of harm’s way. Please follow these Recreate Responsibly tips to safely spend time outside.
 

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Last updated: July 31, 2021

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