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Staying Connected to Acadia during COVID-19

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Carriage Roads Reopen to Pedestrians Only

Acadia’s carriage road system fully reopened to the public on Friday, June 12. The Park Loop Road and most restrooms reopened on June 1.

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Both Blackwoods, Seawall and Schoodic Woods campgrounds will remain closed until at least August 1. 

As of June 26, out-of-state travelers can stay in private campgrounds and at lodging places but Maine requires most people entering Maine from another state (residents returning from a trip or out-of-state visitors) to quarantine at a non-commercial property for at least 14 days before moving about the state. Or, out of state visitors can show proof of having had a negative test for coronavirus at least 72 hours before arrival in Maine. There is no quarantine or testing requirement for residents of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New York or New Jersey.

As currently worded, that rule is in effect through August.

Jordan Pond House and gift shops

Also, on June 1 the Jordan Pond House restaurant opened for take-out only. The gift shop there and on top of Cadillac Mountain are now open as well.

No date has been announced for the opening of the Thunder Hole Gift Shop.


No place in the United States has completely escaped the affects of the COVID-19 pandemic — including Maine and Acadia National Park. From road and facilities closures, to suspensions of programing, to social distancing requirements, and orders to cease all “non-essential” activities and shelter in place, Acadia and the surrounding communities are all dealing with profound changes.

The items on this page and the linked content are intended to help people maintain a connection with Acadia National Park, a park loved so deeply during these difficult times. We are all striving to make socially responsible decisions, and find ways to engage in best practices while restrictions remain in place. Thank you for being conscientious citizens during this crisis, and for being such strong supporters of Friends of Acadia and Acadia National Park.

The Friends of Acadia office may be closed to the public but please be assured we continue our important work to engage the next generation in conservation, to plan for a healthier, more resilient natural environment, and to work for more sustainable visitation solutions.  Thank you for you for joining us in our mission to preserve and protect Acadia National Park.  As always, your support of Acadia has ensured that the park is here when we need it the most.  Please take good care and be well.

for important NEWS updates, awesome VIDEOS and other SPECIAL MATERIALS to help you and your family stay connected to Acadia National Park.


Keep abreast on the latest Acadia closure and status information.


Helpful graphics and animations about safe and purposeful recreation during the coronavirus crisis.


Until the crisis eases and things return to normal in Acadia, enjoy and share these stunning photos, videos, and virtual hikes.


Activities, lessons, and a special, downloadable, original coloring poster by renown local artist.


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