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Expect Improvements and Closures on Eagle Lake Carriage Road in 2020 at Acadia National Park

Mao of Carriage Road System around Eagle Lake
Map of the Carriage Road System around Eagle Lake

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News Release Date: December 10, 2019

Contact: Christie Anastasia, 207 288-8806

BAR HARBOR, MAINE -- In 2020, the Eagle Lake Carriage Road in Acadia National Park will be rehabilitated to improve and stabilize the road surface and associated features. Recreationists should anticipate closures generally from one intersection to another from April 15-November 15, weather and schedule permitting. Those planning to recreate on the Eagle Lake Carriage Road for any activity during this time should consult Current Conditions (https://www.nps.gov/acad/planyourvisit/conditions.htm) to determine the exact closures for any specific timeframe.

The work to be performed on the Eagle Lake Carriage Road includes, but is not limited to:

  • Rehabilitation of the existing carriage road surface and subgrade, 6+ miles.
  • Rehabilitation of existing drainage features including roadside ditches, stone-lined drainage channels, and select culverts.
  • Reconstruction of several sections of dry-laid stone masonry retaining walls.
  • Stabilization of stone slope protection walls between the carriage road and areas with steeper slopes.


Upon completion of this project, all 45 miles of historic carriage roads in Acadia National Park will have undergone this type of improvement to ensure the preservation of the resource and the experience for future generations. Acadia National Park contains nationally significant cultural resources including the best and most extensive example of a historic carriage road system in the United States.



Last updated: December 10, 2019

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