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West Side Acadia Road Closures

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Date: September 15, 2009
Contact: Jim Vekasi, 207-288-8750

Bar Harbor, Maine - Acadia National Park will be repaving park roads and parking lots on the west side of Mt. Desert Island this fall. Work will require temporary closures during the day at Beech Hill Road (Acadia portion only), Seawall picnic area, Pretty Marsh picnic area, Ike’s Point beach, Acadia Mountain parking area, Wonderland parking area, Ship Harbor parking area, and St. Sauveur parking area.

Lane Construction will begin work on the park section of Beech Hill Road on Monday, September 21. The work is expected to last for several days. The road will be closed during the workday and re-opened at night. For more information, contact Chief of Maintenance Jim Vekasi at 207-288-8750 or by e-mail.

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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.