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Acadia Openings Delayed Into June

Acadia Openings Delayed Into June

On April 17, Acadia National Park officials, in response to guidance from the State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services, announced additional modifications to operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).   The following services and operations will be delayed in order to comply with state and… Read more »

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Acadia Shutters All Roads, Facilities

Acadia Shutters All Roads, Facilities

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — Officials here on Thursday, March 26, closed Ocean Drive along with all restrooms and winter visitor centers, and suspended off-season visitor services. The Park Loop Road, which was closed as usual for the winter, and the Carriage Roads, which were closed earlier this month due to mud season, will remain closed… Read more »

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Coronavirus Visitor Advisories Issued

Coronavirus Visitor Advisories Issued

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — Officials here released visitor advisory information on Monday as federal, state, and local authorities work to minimize the spread of Coronavirus.

“We are concerned that recent visitation patterns have been in violation of CDC recommendations,” Anastasia added. Visitors should stay at least six feet away from people outside their immediate household. That includes while hiking, bicycling, walking, strolling on Sand Beach, or while transiting parking areas… (click image above to READ MORE)

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Response to COVID-19

Response to COVID-19

Friends of Acadia prioritizes the health and safety of our members, volunteers, staff, and communities. We thank people in advance for their patience if some inquiries or responses are inadvertently delayed in this process. Our physical offices at 43 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor have been closed until further notice, so please be in touch by phone or email as our staff works from remote locations…

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FOA Backs Gold Star Family Park Pass Bill

FOA Backs Gold Star Family Park Pass Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Friends of Acadia supports bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Jared Golden and Senator Angus King on Thursday, March 5 to provide Gold Star Families with free access to National Parks and other federally managed public lands. Gold Star Families are the immediate family members of military personnel who have died in the… Read more »

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Acadia to Conduct Reservation System Dry Run

Acadia to Conduct Reservation System Dry Run

Acadia National Park’s reservation system is slated to go into effect in 2021. A dry run of the system is planned for October of 2020.  Cadillac Mountain and the Ocean Drive portion of the Park Loop Road are slated to be part of the reservation system test.

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Save the Date for 31st Annual Benefit

Save the Date for 31st Annual Benefit

Since its inception in 1990, the Benefit has raised over $15 million for Acadia; providing critical funds to support new and ongoing programs in Acadia that engage youth, protect natural and cultural resources…

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FOA Commitment to Field Work Expands

FOA Commitment to Field Work Expands

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — Friends of Acadia has added capacity to front-line efforts to help protect and preserve the natural and cultural resources of Acadia National Park. Two long-time seasonal field staff, Recreation Technician Becca Stanley, and Summit Steward Coordinator Stephanie Ley will now be working additional hours. Wild Acadia Project Coordinator Brian Henkel, who… Read more »

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Hundreds Turn Out for 29th Take Pride in Acadia Day

Hundreds Turn Out for 29th Take Pride in Acadia Day

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — More than 425 volunteers showed their love for the park at the 29th annual Friends of Acadia Take Pride in Acadia Day on Saturday, Nov. 2. Volunteers worked with park staff to clear fallen leaves from drainage areas on 10.2 miles of carriage roads in 21 locations. This work reduces costly… Read more »

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