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Contact: Christie Anastasia, 207-288-8806
BAR HARBOR, MAINE – The carriage roads are opening for people to enjoy the park. Park rangers will begin removing most barricades and opening up parking lots beginning on Friday April 27. Users are asked to exercise caution near orange cones and barricades because work crews continue to make repairs and complete winter clean-up.
“The carriage roads of Acadia are the most extensive example of broken-stone roads in the entire United States,” said Superintendent Kevin Schneider. “We are grateful to everyone for pitching in to take care of these roads including volunteers, Friends of Acadia, and all those who respect the temporary mud season closure.”
The first mud closure of carriage roads occurred on March 2 with the anticipation of spring weather. Then, fairly soon afterwards, the park received more snow and the public encouraged us to re-open the carriage roads for an extended season of winter activities. Park rangers reopened the carriage roads for another couple of weeks so everyone could enjoy the snow-covered carriage roads. The second closure lasted from April 12 until April 26.
To learn more about Acadia’s Historic Carriage Roads visit https://www.nps.gov/acad/learn/historyculture/historiccarriageroads.htm
To save a carriage road map on your mobile device visit https://www.nps.gov/acad/planyourvisit/upload/CRUMmap.pdf
Last updated: April 27, 2018