Lake and Forest Trails

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Boardwalk through forest near a lake
Jordan Pond Path

Photo by Nathaniel X. Boechat, Friends of Acadia, NPS

 

Lake and Forest Hikes

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    Hiking Rules and Regulations

    • Trail Closures are posted online and at park visitor centers.
    • Pets must be restrained on a leash no longer than 6 feet (1.8 m) and are not permitted on ladder trails.
    • Do not feed or disturb wildlife. If your presence changes the behavior of any wild animal, you are too close.
    • Bicycles and horses are not allowed on hiking trails.
    • There is no backcountry camping. Fires are permitted only in designated areas.
    • Swimming, wading, and pets are prohibited in public water supplies. Please respect posted regulations at lakes and ponds.

    Trail Safety Tips

    • Check trail elevation profile or a topographic map before hiking.
    • Bring a map, water, snacks, compass, and extra layers for unpredictable changes in weather.
    • Reduce the chance of picking up ticks by staying in the center of the trail, and not stepping on soils and away from brush.
    • Always do a tick check after visiting the park.
    • Closed-toe, good traction shoes recommended because most trail surfaces are very unlevel or slippery when wet.

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    Last updated: October 30, 2020

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    PO Box 177
    Bar Harbor, ME 04609

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    (207) 288-3338

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