Mud Season 2020 Closure of Carriage Roads

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Day: March 11, 2020

Speak to: Christie Anastasia, 207 288-8806

BAR HARBOR, MAINE – The carriage roads in the park are closed to all end users starting Thursday March 12 right up until the roads dry out and become firm plenty of to reduce hurt to their gravel surface area. The warmer weather and wet ailments have softened the carriage roads and created them vulnerable to problems. Walking, bicycling, and using horses on the carriage roads under the latest problems can lead to ruts and potholes that will channel h2o and exacerbate erosion.

“We’re asking all people to support shield the historic carriage road system and stop high priced repairs by cooperating with this short-term closure,” said Superintendent Kevin Schneider.

When these historic carriage roads are closed, the Nationwide Park Service encourages guests to love Acadia’s climbing trails and the Park Loop Highway, which is closed to motor vehicles until April 15. When hiking be well prepared for icy conditions and have traction products for your footwear. When walking or biking on the sections of the Park Loop Road that are shut to motor cars, make sure you be conscious of shut gates, and the risk of snow, ice, debris, and an occasional official car or truck or gear on the road.

Acadia’s 45 miles of carriage roads, alongside with the involved coping stones, gatehouses, stone-faced bridges, and other options, are the best and most comprehensive case in point of damaged-stone roads in the United States and offer the two sweeping vistas and near-up views of the landscape.


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