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Schoodic Institute’s Welcome Center at Rockefeller Hall in Winter Harbor, Maine will be closed on Saturday, September 16, 2023 due to the impending weather of Hurricane Lee.

from Acadia National Park:

To ensure the safety of park visitors, the National Park Service (NPS) will close several areas of Acadia National Park on Friday, September 15, in preparation for Hurricane Lee.

On Friday at 5:00 pm, the Park Loop Road from the Sand Beach Entrance Station to the end of the one-way section at Stanley Brook Road, and the one-way section of the Schoodic Loop Road starting at Frazer Point will be closed to motor vehicles until further notice.

All park campgrounds will close on Friday at 10:00 am, including Blackwoods, Seawall, Schoodic Woods, and Duck Harbor (Isle au Haut) until further notice. As a result of the closures, some of the Island Explorer bus service will be disrupted.

As the storm subsides, the NPS will assess safety conditions and reopen these areas as soon as possible.Visitor safety is the National Park Service’s top priority. Visitors should stay back from the ocean’s edge to avoid rogue waves that can wash people out to sea even in the aftermath of the storm. Visitors should also be aware of high winds that can cause trees and branches to fall. Visitors should exercise caution while visiting the park throughout the weekend.

Read the full press release from Acadia National Park here.