Getting Around




Island Explorer June 23 through early October
Provides service between park destinations, local communities, and Bar Harbor-Hancock County Regional Airport. Regularly scheduled buses stop at destinations in the park, including campgrounds, carriage road entrances, and many trailheads. You can also flag down buses along their route; drivers will pick up passengers anywhere it is safe to stop. For information about bus schedules visit a park contact station, or Island Explorer's website.

Seasonal Closures

Road Closures

For a schedule and map of road closures and restrictions due to construction, check our Temporary Closures page.

Park Loop Road closed annually December through April 14. Road opening is weather-dependent. Most of Park Loop Road, including the road to Cadillac Mountain, is closed. Two short sections of Park Loop Road remain open all year:
  • Scenic one-mile (1.6 km) section along the ocean: Access via Schooner Head Road, two miles (3.2 km) south of downtown Bar Harbor
  • Access to Jordan Pond: Access via Route 3 and Jordan Pond Road in Seal Harbor.

Paved Roads closed annually December through April 14.

  • Beech Mountain Road Parking Area
  • Duck Brook Road from Duck Brook Bridge to West Street Extension
  • Great Meadow Drive
  • Kebo Street (park-owned section only)
  • Schooner Head Road (southern end)
  • Stanley Brook Road
  • West Street Extension (park-owned section only)
Unpaved Roads closed annually November 15 through May 14.
  • Long Pond Road
  • Lurvey Spring Road
  • Seal Cove Road
  • Western Mountain Road
  • Schoodic Head Road (Schoodic Peninsula)


Vehicle and Bus Rules and Restrictions


Bus/Coach Rules
For information on road restrictions visit our Commercial Tour Information page.

Last updated: October 17, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


(207) 288-3338

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