BAR HARBOR – Acadia National Park has closed off some of its trails because of peregrine falcon sightings.
Park officials said the peregrine falcons come to Acadia every year and that human activity can disturb them while they are nesting. That is why park officials close trails where the peregrines have been spotted.
“To protect people who might be dive-bombed by these birds and to protect the birds, we temporarily close those trails,” said Acadia National Park Public Affairs Specialist Christie Anastasia.
Anastasia said there currently are three areas where falcons appear to be nesting — Precipice Trail, Jordan Cliffs Trail and Valley Cove Trails — as well as portions of the Black and Orange Path Trail.
Those trails will remain closed until the birds are done nesting.