Effective November 1st Acadia National Park's Hull Cove Visitor's Center will be closed for the season. Park Ranger services will move to the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce's Visitor Center at the corner of Cottage and Main Street in downtown Bar Harbor.

They will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Either a Park Ranger or Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce volunteer or employee will be available to help with Park and area planning.

Acadia National Park also advises that beginning on November 14, the section of the Park Loop Road known as “Lower Mountain Road” will close to all foot and vehicle traffic to allow maintenance work to occur in a safe manner (from Jordan Pond North Lot continuing to the entrance for Cadillac Summit Road). During this time, all traffic approaching Jordan Pond must enter and exit at the Stanley Brook Entrance.

On November 15 gravel roads in the park close to motor vehicle traffic. This includes Seal Cove Road, Western Mountain Roads, and the Long Pond Fire Road, among others.

As a reminder, the Park Loop Road and the Cadillac Summit Road routinely close on December 1 of each year, but early winter weather may cause any section of the road to close for the season earlier.

A two-mile section from the Sand Beach Entrance Station to Otter Cliff Road and access to the Jordan Pond traditionally remain open.

All areas in the park require an entrance pass although vehicle reservations for Cadillac Summit Road are not required after October 19.

When sections of the Park Loop Road closes, those areas become a snowmobile route. Snowmobiles are permitted on the closed sections of the Park Loop Road and on the unplowed lane between the Sand Beach Entrance Station and Otter Cliff Road.

In the event of inclement weather, all sections of the Park Loop Road may be closed to motor vehicles.

Frozen Thunder Hole January 22, 2019

Temperatures were around 19 degrees when I took these photos on January 22, 2019