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Acadia National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Acadia National Park - News section for more.

  • Acadia National Park Advisory Commission meets on February 6 at Machias Savings Bank in Bar Harbor

    January 30, 2023 | 3:09 pm

    BAR HARBOR, MAINE – The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission meeting location has been moved to the community room on the second floor of Machias Savings Bank (96 Cottage Street) in Bar Harbor, Maine, on Monday, February 6, at 1 pm. The meeting space can be accessed by elevator, and free parking is available on Cottage Street. There will be a virtual meeting option for those unable to attend in-person. The meeting is open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comment.   

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park Service Selects Artist-in-Residence Participants at Acadia National Park for 2023

    January 30, 2023 | 2:34 pm

    Thirteen artists will visit Acadia National Park during the 30th anniversary of its Artist-in-Residence program in 2023. Highlights among the selections this year include a trio of singers and composers, a producer of digital animations, and artists who create pigments from local soils and paper from invasive plants.

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  • Great American Outdoors Act will fund improvements to Acadia National Park water systems

    January 24, 2023 | 11:49 am

    The National Park Service has awarded a $7.8 million contract to rehabilitate the water and wastewater distribution systems in Acadia National Park’s Schoodic District. Funded by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), the project will improve critical utility systems, which were installed in the 1970s.

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  • National Park Service invites public comment on proposed entrance fee increase at Acadia National Park

    November 29, 2022 | 4:30 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing to increase the entrance fee at Acadia National Park to support projects that benefit visitors and protect park resources. The new entrance fee would become effective starting in 2023 and be required year-round. The NPS is requesting feedback on the entrance fee increase during a 30-day public comment period that will be open from November 30 through December 29, 2022. Comments must be submitted online through the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website at go.nps.gov/AcadiaFeeIncrease.

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  • National Park Service invites public comment on the restoration of Great Meadow

    November 7, 2022 | 2:22 pm

    The National Park Service will hold a public scoping meeting on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 7 pm to get input on its plan to restore the 116-acre Great Meadow wetland in Acadia National Park. The meeting will be held at the YWCA of Mount Desert Island located at 36 Mount Desert Street in Bar Harbor, Maine.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Eeek of Ecology Halloween Festival for Children

    October 21, 2022 | 1:16 pm

    Bring “trick-or-treaters” to the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park on Saturday October 29 from 1-4 p.m. to have fall science fun with the seventh annual “Eeek” of Ecology Festival. This free event will occur rain or shine and is recommended for children 12 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Cadillac Summit Road To Close For Road Work Nov 14

    October 14, 2022 | 11:48 am

    BAR HARBOR, MAINE – The three-and-a-half-mile summit road for Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park will close to all traffic including pedestrians and bicyclists for the season on November 14th for road repairs and culvert replacements. The road will re-open for pedestrian use after crews have de-mobilized for the winter. The project will kick off this fall with grinding and culvert replacements with paving and striping occurring in the Spring of 2023. The closure will allow workers and oversized vehicles access to the historic road without endangering staff and visitors. The project's timeline is weather dependent.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Come Prepared For A Busy Holiday Weekend

    October 4, 2022 | 2:00 pm

    The National Park Service is expecting high visitation at Acadia National Park over the Indigenous People’s 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.

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  • Road work to begin October 11 on Park Loop Road at Acadia National Park

    September 30, 2022 | 11:38 am

    A paving project for the Park Loop Road, Sieur De Monts Spring entrance road, and Old Farm Road will kick off this fall. Paving of the Park Loop Road will begin on October 11, and will start at Sand Beach Entrance Station and go to the end of the one-way at Stanley Brook Road. The paving project will begin with prep work, including the grinding of transitions and milling occurring within the first two weeks. Paving is scheduled for the last two weeks of October. Striping will occur in November after paving has been completed. The project’s timeline is dependent on the weather.

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  • Acadia National Park Advisory Commission meets in-person Sept 12

    September 6, 2022 | 10:06 am

    The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will meet in-person at Moore Auditorium at the Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor, ME at 1 pm on Mon Sept 12. There will also be a virtual option available for those unable to attend in-person. The meeting is open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comment.

    Read more at nps.gov