ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — Walkers, runners and cyclists will have nearly all of the Park Loop Road and the entire Cadillac Mountain Summit Road to themselves this Saturday morning, May 16. Private motor vehicles will be banned until noon.
The National Park Service also will waive the park entrance fee for all visitors Saturday morning.
Bicyclists will be required to ride only in the direction ordinarily permitted on the one-way section of the Loop Road. Motor vehicles will be allowed on Stanley Brook Road and the short stretch of the Loop Road from there to Jordan Pond House.
Park officials say the car-free morning will allow visitors to enjoy the Loop Road without having to contend with cars, RVs and buses. It also will enable officials to evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of car-free periods to help inform development of a comprehensive transportation plan for Acadia.