Acadia National Park News
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Cultural Connections Program Returns to Acadia National Park
June 6, 2023 | 9:43 am
The Cultural Connections program returns to Acadia National Park after a year long hiatus. A full season of programming will kick off on June 14 at Cadillac Mountain Summit, where the Burnurwurbskek Singers,a Penobscot male drum group, will perform traditional Wabanaki songs.
Acadia National Park Advisory Commission meets on June 5
May 26, 2023 | 9:00 am
The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will meet in the training trailer at Park Headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, on Monday, June 5, at 1 pm. 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.
Visiting Acadia throughout Memorial Day Weekend
May 23, 2023 | 11:51 am
Acadia National Park is excited to welcome visitors throughout Memorial Day weekend, and the National Park Service has plenty of tools available to help visitors navigate the park amidst crowds, traffic congestion, and limited parking
Cadillac Summit Road reopened to the public
May 11, 2023 | 4:59 pm
Cadillac Summit Road reopened today as paving and culvert replacement work on the road pauses for the summer season. Because of the road’s uneven surface, bicyclists and pedestrians are encouraged to use caution when travelling on the road.
Deputy Secretary Beaudreau and Partners Highlight Great American Outdoors Act Success Story
April 29, 2023 | 6:06 pm
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau visited Acadia National Park today where he joined federal and local leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new year-round maintenance facility at park headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, made possible with a new $32.6 million investment from the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA).
Park rangers and local responders suppress wildland fire at Acadia National Park
April 24, 2023 | 11:30 am
On Sunday, April 23, at around 3:30 pm, park rangers responded to reports of a wildland fire along the St. Sauveur hiking trail in Acadia National Park. Fire departments from Southwest Harbor, Bar Harbor, Lamoine, Mount Desert, Tremont, and Trenton responded to the fire, which burned about a half-acre. The Maine State Forest Service coordinated multiple water drops from its helicopter. Through this coordinated response, the fire was suppressed by 6:00 p.m.
Acadia National Park encourages public comment on environmental assessment proposal to improve the ecological health of the Great Meadow
April 24, 2023 | 11:29 am
The National Park Service (NPS) encourages public comment on an Environmental Assessment (EA) about a proposal to improve the ecological health of the Great Meadow in Bar Harbor, Maine, by restoring natural function to the wetland and Cromwell Brook.
Fatal fall at Acadia National Park
April 14, 2023 | 4:20 pm
A 17 year old male fell approximately 25 feet to his death near the Otter Cliff area in Acadia National Park on Friday, April 14, 2023.
Darren Belskis selected as chief ranger of Acadia National Park
April 14, 2023 | 4:02 pm
Acadia National Park superintendent Kevin Schneider announced the selection of Darren Belskis as chief ranger of Acadia National Park. Belskis is currently the park’s deputy chief ranger.
Top five tips for your visit to Acadia National Park
April 12, 2023 | 3:00 pm
The National Park Service looks forward to welcoming visitors to Acadia National Park this season! The Park Loop Road will open to motor vehicles on April 15. The Hulls Cove Visitor Center opens to visitors on May 5. Campgrounds and other park facilities will open on various dates throughout April and May.