Park Loop Road Opens for the Season

Park Loop Road Opens on April 15, 2024

BAR HARBOR, MAINE — The National Park Service looks forward to welcoming visitors to Acadia National Park this season!

Scientists’ predictions of more frequent extreme weather events as a result of climate change were a reality for Acadia National Park this winter and spring. Sections of the park endured storm damage throughout multiple extreme storms. However, the majority of the seasonal opening schedule will not be affected. As the NPS continues to assess storm damage throughout the park, visitors should exercise caution while exploring.

On April 15, the Park Loop Road will open to motor vehicles and Carriage Roads will reopen to pedestrians. The Hulls Cove Visitor Center opens to visitors on May 3. Campgrounds and other park facilities will open on various dates throughout April and May. Learn more about operating hours and seasons at Acadia.

Due to icy conditions, Cadillac Summit Road will remain closed to motor vehicles. The park expects the road to open as soon as weather conditions allow. Please visit our website to learn more about current conditions. Cadillac Summit Road will also be closed for an additional 3-7 days before May 22 to complete repaving. More information will be available in the coming weeks.

Bridge restoration work at the Otter Cove Causeway will begin in mid-April, temporarily reducing traffic flow from two lanes to one. A detour will be in effect through Memorial Day weekend near Wildwood Stables to accommodate carriage road bridge restoration. Please visit our website to learn more about current conditions.

We expect the 2024 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 five tips.

For current information about visiting Acadia National Park, please go to www.nps.gov/acad or call 207-288-3338.

Stay apprised of current conditions and closures on the Acadia National Park website.

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