Riders from a bygone era enjoy the carriage road and view at the north end of Eagle Lake in Acadia National Park. IMAGE CREATED BY TONY PALUMBO

Part of Eagle Lake carriage road may open soon 

ACADIA NAT’L PARK — The Eagle Lake carriage road rehabilitation project is progressing swiftly, according to Keith Johnston, the parkchief of facilities maintenance. 

“They have replaced a lot of the culverts on the west side already and on the south end of the lake,” he said Monday. “The crews are also resetting coping stones and getting ready to do surface reclamation on the west side. 

The entire carriage road loop around the lake is currently closed. 

“We are hoping to get the carriage road on the west side open for public use by the beginning of July,” Johnston said. 

Dick Broom

Dick Broom

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
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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