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Roadwork on Schoodic Peninsula

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Date: July 2, 2007
Contact: Jim Vekasi, 207-288-8750

On July 9, Acadia National Park will begin work to replace approximately 4,500 linear feet of water line on the Schoodic Peninsula, Town of Winter Harbor, Maine. The water line was installed in the 1960s and runs from the well on the slopes of Schoodic Head to the former navy base. Deterioration of the existing line has led to numerous breakages and leaks, making it necessary to completely replace it.

Work will require closing the unpaved road to the summit of Schoodic Head for several weeks. The paved loop road, the road to Schoodic Point, restrooms at Frazer Creek and Schoodic Point, and the facilities at the Schoodic Education and Research Center will all remain open.

For more information on this roadwork, call Jim Vekasi at 207-288-8750.

Did You Know?

The wide carriage road is lined by the spring foliage of birch trees.

Acadia National Park's carriage road system, built by John D. Rockefeller Jr., has been called “the finest example of broken stone roads designed for horse-drawn vehicles still extant in America.” Today, you can hike or bike 45 miles of these scenic carriage roads in the park.