Acadia National Park News
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Michael Zwelling Selected as Site Manager of Saint Croix Island International Historic Site
September 7, 2021 | 12:56 pm
Acadia National Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider announced the selection of Michael Zwelling as site manager of Saint Croix Island International Historic Site in ME. Zwelling is currently the education specialist at Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites in Hyde Park, NY. Zwelling is scheduled to begin work at Saint Croix on Wednesday, September 15.
Acadia National Park Advisory Commission Meets Virtually September 13
September 7, 2021 | 12:09 pm
The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will meet virtually at 1 pm on Monday September 13. The meeting is open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comments.
Water Tower at Schoodic Institute in Acadia National Park to be Repainted
August 30, 2021 | 8:52 am
The water tower on the campus of the Schoodic Institute in the Schoodic District of Acadia National Park will be repainted between September 7 and September 24, 2021. Painting the water tower is part of its regular maintenance and will return it to the original beige color. The water tower provides potable water and fire protection to the campus. While the water tower is being repainted, a back-up water tank will serve the campus. The water tower is 90-feet tall and holds 150,000 gallons.
Duck Brook Motor Road Bridge Temporary Lane Closure
August 16, 2021 | 7:34 am
The Duck Brook Motor Bridge driving lanes will be temporarily reduced to one lane of travel on Tuesday August 24, from 9 am to 5 pm. This will allow contractors access to the bridge’s interior before submitting bids for an upcoming construction project.
Two Water Related Life Flights in Acadia National Park on August 13
August 14, 2021 | 4:03 pm
Two water related accidents occurred in Acadia National Park, both of which required Life Flights, on Aug 13 involving two males.
Acadia National Park’s Carriage Roads Sustain Extensive Damage from Severe Rainstorm
June 14, 2021 | 12:00 am
Acadia National Park’s carriage roads and other park facilities sustained extensive damage from a severe rainstorm in the early hours of June 9, 2021. Ten miles of the 45-mile carriage road system in the park (22 percent) remain closed, along with the Wild Gardens of Acadia at Sieur de Monts, Schoodic bike paths, and Schoodic Head Road. Hiking trails are open, but certain sections, including foot bridges, may be washed out. Hikers should use caution and avoid crossing damaged sections.
Acadia National Park Advisory Commission Meets Virtually June 7
June 1, 2021 | 9:26 am
The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will meet virtually at 1 pm on Monday June 7. The meeting is open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comments.
Acadia National Park Receives New Hybrid Learning Grant from National Park Foundation
April 22, 2021 | 1:03 pm
Acadia National Park is one of 32 parks and park partners to receive an Open OutDoors for Kids Hybrid Learning grant from the National Park Foundation (NPF), which works in partnership with the National Park Service and the park partner community to ensure that national parks reach their fullest potential and connect with as many people as possible. Acadia’s grant will support the development of virtual nature clubs, family nature adventures, and virtual spring field trips.
COVID-19 Pandemic Causes Impacts and Opportunities for U.S. National Parks
April 12, 2021 | 3:43 pm
National Park Service staff studying effects of the Coronavirus pandemic found wide variations in park visitation, fewer park programs, gaps in long-term monitoring of natural and cultural resources, and lost park-related employment across the U.S. in 2020. Findings in the paper show that in the early stages of the pandemic in April 2020, visitation to U.S. national parks declined by about 87 percent. In some parks visitation rebounded quickly as the summer progressed, while in others it remained low. Other parks, particularly those near urban areas, experienced increased numbers of visitors as people sought safe areas for recreation and exercise.
Acadia National Park Announces Openings for 2021
March 31, 2021 | 2:00 pm
The National Park Service (NPS) will be opening roads and other visitor facilities at Acadia National Park for the 2021 season beginning with the Park Loop Road. The 27-mile scenic drive, including the Cadillac Summit Road, is expected to open to motor vehicles on April 15, depending on weather conditions. To provide a safer and more enjoyable experience, vehicle reservations will be required for the Cadillac Summit Road between sunrise and sunset from May 26 to October 19. Vehicle reservations will be available for purchase online at Recreation.gov starting April 1 at 10:00 am ET.