Tour buses and other vehicles are common sights on Acadia's Park Loop Road, but visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy two car-free mornings in 2015. FILE PHOTO

Acadia is going carless Saturday



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.

Visit nps.gov/acad.

 

Dick Broom

Dick Broom

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Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board and superintendent's office. He enjoys hiking with his golden retriever and finding new places for her to swim. [email protected]
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