Acadia National Park News
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National park tourism in Maine creates $770 million in economic output
June 24, 2022 | 7:54 am
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that visitors to national parks in Maine spent $490 million in 2021. The total of 4.1 million visits supported 7,070 jobs and had a cumulative economic output of $770 million.
Visitors Should Come Prepared for a Busy Independence Day Weekend
June 21, 2022 | 1:12 pm
The National Park Service is expecting high visitation at Acadia National Park over Independence Day weekend. Visitors should plan their trip and expect long lines and wait times, traffic congestion and limited parking at the park’s most popular destinations.
Acadia National Park Advisory Commission meets virtually on June 6
May 25, 2022 | 9:11 am
The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will meet virtually at 1 pm on Monday, June 6. The meeting is open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comment. Agenda topics will include: Update on the 2022 season; Construction projects, including the park headquarters maintenance facility and Duck Brook bridge repair; Great Meadow culvert replacement and wetland enhancement, including funding received under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law; Reports from Friends of Acadia and Schoodic Institute. Additional topics may be discussed based on the interest of the Advisory Commission members.
Come prepared for Memorial Day weekend at Acadia National Park
May 24, 2022 | 1:32 pm
The National Park Service is expecting high visitation at Acadia National Park over Memorial Day weekend. Visitors should plan their trip and expect crowds, traffic congestion and limited parking throughout the park.
Acadia National Park’s trail system added to the National Register of Historic Places
April 14, 2022 | 12:17 pm
Acadia National Park’s historic, island-wide trail system is now part of the National Register of Historic Places. The park’s trail system was recognized for its national historic significance and ties to the history of Mount Desert Island and the establishment of Acadia National Park.
Top ten tips for your visit to Acadia National Park
April 11, 2022 | 4:17 pm
The National Park Service looks forward to welcoming visitors to Acadia National Park this season! The Park Loop Road, including the Cadillac Summit Road, will open to motor vehicles on April 15. The Hulls Cove Visitor Center opens to visitors on May 6. Campgrounds and other park facilities will open on various dates throughout April and May. Learn more about operating hours and seasons at Acadia. We expect the 2022 summer season to be BUSY, so make sure to plan ahead and recreate responsibly while you’re here. Prepare for your trip to Acadia National Park by following our list of the top ten tips.
Acadia National Park temporarily closes carriage roads during spring thaw
March 17, 2022 | 4:34 pm
The National Park Service will temporarily close carriage roads in Acadia National Park starting March 18 to protect the roads during spring thaw, also known as “mud season.” Carriage roads will be closed to all users until further notice.
Temporary closures for peregrine falcon nesting in Acadia National Park
February 28, 2022 | 3:52 pm
To provide peregrine falcons adequate space for nesting, the National Park Service will temporarily close areas including Jordan Cliffs Trail, Precipice Trail, Valley Cove Trail and a portion of the Orange & Black Path in Acadia National Park on March 1 until further notice. These annual closures protect the peregrine falcons from inadvertent human disturbance or harassment during the nesting period.
Vehicle reservations for Cadillac Summit Road on sale starting February 25
February 22, 2022 | 3:09 pm
To continue providing a safe and enjoyable visitor experience, the National Park Service (NPS) will require vehicle reservations for Cadillac Summit Road in Acadia National Park from May 25 through October 22, 2022. Vehicle reservations are sold on a rolling basis, and the first reservations will be available for purchase online at Recreation.gov starting February 25 at 10 a.m. EST.
Acadia National Park Advisory Commission meets virtually on February 7
January 27, 2022 | 2:10 pm
The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will meet virtually at 1 pm on Monday, February 7. The meeting is open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comment.