Current Conditions

Alerts

Park Closure


 
An aerial view of a parking lot of the summit of Cadillac Mountain
An aerial view of available parking spaces at the summit of Cadillac Mountain

Current

Alert 1 , Severity ,closure ,, Wild Gardens closed starting June 12
► As many as 70 parking spaces at the summit of Cadillac Mountain (indicated in red) will be closed this week, Mon Oct 23 through Fri Oct 27, to allow a pavement contractor to work more safely and efficiently. Remaining open for visitor use will be 61 spaces on the summit (indicated in blue) and all 38 spaces at the Blue Hill Overlook, located about a quarter mile to the southwest. The reduction of available spaces may increase the likelihood that the road will be closed temporarily due to congestion and visitor safety concerns.

► The tea lawn at Jordan Pond House is expected to be closed for a lawn rehabilitation project shortly after a contract is awarded this fall. Current plans call for the project to be complete in June 2018.

Repaving of Roads and Parking Lots -- Near-term schedules are announced regularly for partial and short duration closures at the following locations: Cadillac Mountain parking, Tarn parking, Lower Sand Beach parking, Upper Sand Beach parking, Thunder Hole parking, Norumbega parking, Hulls Cove Visitor Center Accessible parking, Stanley Brook Road, and Schooner Head Road.




 

Long Term


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.)

 

Future

► The tea lawn at Jordan Pond House is expected to be closed for a lawn rehabilitation project shortly after a contract is awarded this fall. Current plans call for the project to be complete in June 2018.

Refinishing Vault Toilet Floors -- As many as three public toilets will be closed at any one time over the next two months while concrete floors receive a new epoxy covering. Portable toilets will be placed nearby to serve visitor needs temporarily. The sites include: Acadia, Bear Brook, Brown Mountain, Bubble Pond, Eagle Lake, Jordan Pond, Parkman, Pretty Marsh, Sand Beach, Ship Harbor, and Thunder Hole.

Duck Brook Motor Road Bridge -- A contractor is scheduled to work Sept 7 into mid October on exterior masonry repairs. Expect delays as Paradise Hill Road is reduced to one lane with alternating one-way traffic across the bridge.

Rehabilitate Duck Harbor Pier, Isle au Haut -- A contractor is set to begin work once ferry service ends for the season, after Sept 25. The project is expected to be complete this fall, but is required before the resumption of ferry service next June.

Rehabilitate Check-in Station at Seawall Campground -- Work is set to begin Oct 3 and conclude by May 18, while the building is closed for the season.

Rehabilitate Camp Sites at Wildwood Stables -- Contractors, sub-contractors and materials are being lined up to work between Oct 11 and May 18, while the stables are scheduled to be closed for winter.

Replace Blackwoods Water Tank -- Work will begin Oct 16 on a new 47,000-gallon stand pipe to replace a water tank at the campgrounds, which also serves sites at Fabbri Picnic Area and Sand Beach. The project is expected to be complete by next April 15.

 
Winter at the Jordan Pond Gatehouse
Winter at the Jordan Pond Gatehouse.

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Weather

Whether sunny, snowy, foggy, icy, or anything in between weather at Acadia can change quickly. Be prepared and check the weather before traveling. For forecasts and advisories visit our Weather page or the National Weather Service.

 
Orange leaves and birches
Birch trees in fall.

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Latest News

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Last updated: October 22, 2017

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