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Park Loop Road has closed to motor vehicles for the season

Map of Park Loop Road access in winter


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News Release Date: November 26, 2018

Contact: Christie Anastasia, 207 288-8806

BAR HARBOR, MAINE – The Park Loop Road has closed to motor vehicles for the season, with the exception of the two-mile section from the Sand Beach entrance station to Otter Cliff Road (accessible via Schooner Head Road in Bar Harbor) and the Jordan Pond area (accessible via Jordan Pond Road in Seal Harbor). Snowmobiles are permitted on the closed sections of the Park Loop Road and on the unplowed lane between the Sand Beach entrance station and Otter Cliff Road. In the event of inclement weather, all sections of the Park Loop Road may be closed.

The Park Loop Road remains open to pedestrians and bicyclists. Pedestrians and bicyclists should be aware service vehicles may still be on the closed sections of the road. Bicyclists should also beware of closed gates across the Park Loop roadway. Visitors may also enjoy the Park Loop Road on roller skates, rollerblades, skateboards, roller skis, and skis while the road is closed to motor vehicles.

The Park Loop Road is routinely closed on December 1 of each year but early winter weather can cause the road to close for the season earlier. The park website will have the most current information on road openings and closures: During the winter and spring season information and orientation to Acadia National Park is available at the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center ( located in Bar Harbor on the corner of Cottage and Main Street).  

Learn more about winter activities such as scenic drives, winter hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and winter camping.

Last updated: November 26, 2018

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