You may want to begin your trip through Acadia National Park at the Hulls Cove Visitor Center just off Maine Route 3 in Hulls Cove. There, you will find ample publications, activity schedules, and a film for reference and purchase. There are also self-guiding CD tours for rent or purchase if desired. The carriage roads may be accessed there as well.
For information during the winter months, visit the Park Headquarters at this location on Highway 233 near Eagle Lake, just 3 miles west of Bar Harbor. You may report lost and found information here and make emergency contacts. Detailed Acadia National Park information, free literature and sales items are available. The facility is open year round* from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday except on Federal holidays, Thanksgiving Day, December 24, 25 and January 1. It is closed on weekends from mid-April through October. Since this facility is run by the Park Service, profits from items purchased here help support Park operations.
Acadia National Park is open all year even though the Visitor Center, museums, picnic areas, Seawall Camprground, and many of the roads are closed during the winter season. (See Operation Hours.) Most of the Park Loop Road, as well as the road to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, is closed from December 1 - April 14th. Two short sections of the Park Loop Road remain open all year. One is a scenic one-mile section that goes along the ocean by Thunder Hole, accessed via Schooner Head Road, two miles south of Bar Harbor. The other gives access to Jordan Pond via the Jordan Pond Road in Seal Harbor. For additional information, contact the National Park Service directly or visit their Temporary Closures page for recent postings.
National Park Service
Acadia National Park
P.O. Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone: (207) 288-3338
*The Park Heaquarters is closed on weekends and Federal holidays. Holiday closures vary and may include weekdays. For current Park closure information, visit Temporary Closures or contact the National Park Service at the phone number shown above.
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