The Party atop Acadia's highest mountain will highlight the 10th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival!

On Saturday night, September 8th, between 8 and 11, over 50 volunteer astronomers and park rangers will stroll the summit and "will describe constellations and other night sky features visible with the naked eye and telescopes", according to a press release.

What a great opportunity to enjoy the night sky at Acadia National Park and get information about what you're actually looking at far above!  Let's hope for a clear night!

There will be NO parking on the Eagle Lake Road that night, and the Cadillac Summit Road will be closed beginning at 6:45 p.m. to everyone and everything, except to people with disabilities and their vehicles.

So, other than hiking up the side of the mountain, how do you get there?  You park at Mount Desert Island High School and then take the shuttle up the mountain, and you'll need a reservation.  Parking is $5, and reservations are taken on a first come first served basis.  Go HERE to reserve your space! Reservations are non-refundable.  You cannot reserve a space for an over sized vehicle.

Shuttles begin to run at 7:30 from the High School, with the last one departing at 9:30.  It'll take about 20 minutes to make the trip to the summit.  The last shuttle to depart Cadillac will be around 11:15 pm.  No pets, chairs or coolers will be allowed on board.

The rest rooms and the gift shop will be open on the summit.  The use of flashlights are strongly discouraged.  Dress warmly!