Park Headquarters - Winter Visitor Center
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 in Bar Harbor. 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.
Park Headquarters GPS: Latitude 44.374423; Longitude -68.260078
Hulls Cove Visitor Center GPS: Latitude 44.409286; Longitude -68.247501
Please note that the National Park Service has begun a collaboration with the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce for them to provide information and orientation services during winter and spring seasons at their downtown location. This began on November 1, 2017. In the National Park Service Press release, dated October 31, 2017, it further stated that “…the Acadia National Park Headquarters contact station on Eagle Lake Road (Route 233) closed permanently on May 1, 2017 and has no pass sales, information, services, or restrooms.”
The Chamber's building is located at the corner of Cottage and Main Street. Hours are 8 am to 4 pm weekdays, and 9 am to 5 pm weekends. Early closure at noon is expected the day before New Year’s on December 31. For more specific information on holiday closures and other information about the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, please call (207) 288-5103.
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.
General Park Information
*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 directly.
- AcadiaMagic.com: (207) 991-2495
P.O. Box 3911, Brewer, ME 04412
- Government Website for Acadia
Thank the National Park Service
The National Park Service cannot be any better at answering your questions and assisting in the many ways that they do. They are dedicated individuals who are throughout the park doing a variety of work. This land is for all Americans to enjoy and we are entrusted with its upkeep. Please make sure that politics stays out of this and that the National Park Service gets the funding that is needed to maintain, protect and educate. This is a national treasure that cannot be replaced and should be here for all the generations that follow, not just us alone, or for any one individual. Please take the time and let them know that you appreciate the work that they do.